Andrea, Voices focus group participant

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Andrea, who lives in Gresham, had a job, but no health insurance. Then she was diagnosed with cancer. Now she gets Social Security disability, which she puts toward rent, medications and food. She tried going back to work, but couldn't because of her illness. She struggles to afford medications, utilites and a phone. She'd like to raise a family someday, but for now, she can't even support herself.

- photo by Brian Lee