Aliza (3) and Vayda (newborn)

I have two daughters, three years and almost one month. We didn’t have a diagnosis for my oldest for 15 months. Her leg broke walking in the grass from lack of nutrients. When we got a diagnosis and were able to get our hands on formula, she improved. Insurance however, does not cover it. Her sister was born and began experiencing symptoms the next day. At two weeks, she was also placed on the same brand of formula, and she improved also. I am a single mother and the price of the formula is making other aspects of our life uncomfortable. I work endlessly to provide for them. My girls deserve nutrition, regardless of if I can afford the very unrealistic price of it or not.

The Medical Nutrition Equity Act will provide key support for those Americans who rely on medical foods to survive and thrive.