Dara Richter, Hudson Valley

My name is Dara and I live in Rockland County. I am 46 years old and I've lived with depression and ADHD my whole life, so I have seen the worst of our current medical system. For 6 years, I went without health insurance. Doctors where I lived simply wouldn't see you if you didn't have health insurance-- even if you could pay out of pocket! They simply refused. And clinics had waiting lists 3 weeks long, so I had to go to the emergency room when I needed medical care.

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Mark Fera, Buffalo

When I retired after a 42 year career as a Physical Therapist, I chose a theme to live my retirement years in a healthy and productive way. PTs live their career, first and foremost as a service to others. We’re helpers and encouragers. We’re problem solvers. We help restore motion and strength and flexibility and balance and alleviate pain. We use our hands in the hopes that our touch is a healing balm to those who entrust their care to us.

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