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By C.G., California

My younger sister who has now passed became very ill at the age of 12 years old with kidney disease. She eventually had both of her kidneys removed, and Medicare was there for the long haul. She also came down with a severe case of Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Lupus.

My sister still got an education, even though she was [often] too sick to get to school. She was determined, she found home remedies for RA, she was very intelligent… she became a nurse in the operating room, and when she could no longer do that because she needed to stay away from infectious diseases, she became a teacher of nursing. Unfortunately my sister lost the battle at 32 years old, but she was able to survive because of Medicare.

I will always be grateful we have Medicare to rely on in hard times.

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