I am disabled so we are a one-income family (I am unable to work outside the home). I have several diseases and syndromes that cause multiple issues: I am unable to digest gluten, I need a special diet for my GERD, and I have a rare syndrome that also causes multiple food allergies. Because of the medications I need and the special (more expensive) foods that I need, we spend a great deal of money each month on my dietary needs alone. We also spend hundreds a month on prescriptions, so the compounded effect is huge. My husband and daughter should never have to go without anything because of my health problems.
- Lily Jo, Age 6