Friday, August 22, 2008

Chesapeake Woman with MS to Speak at Democratic National Convention

Beth Robinson had planned a low-key Thursday. She wanted to clean her house and watch the U.S. women's soccer team play the Brazilians for the Olympic gold medal.

Instead, Robinson, a stay-at-home mom from Chesapeake married to a Marine, was shopping for new clothes and luggage, fielding phone calls from reporters and packing for Denver.

Robinson, 33, is one of a handful of regular folks tapped by the Democratic National Committee to speak at the convention next week…

With a soapbox that will reach thousands, Robinson knows there is at least one issue she plans to highlight: health care.

Robinson has multiple sclerosis, and getting access to the doctors she needs at a price she can afford is a constant worry.

"Unless you're a healthy person, the system doesn't work well," she said. "They don't make it simple for people, especially for a person who hasn't learned to be an advocate for themselves."

This is an excerpt from an August 21 article by Deirdre Fernandes in the Virginian-Pilot. Read more.


Denver Refashionista said...

Thanks for posting this I'll look for her visit and words in Denver.

Anonymous said...

i like the ada bill headed to the pres. desk story but can you add more to the other story about the person suing for sidealk access?most of us have issues like this and its a cool story.tyhanks, jamie moran, denver