Monday, April 17, 2017

My NYC #MarchforHealth Experience!

Apple issues with my technology at every turn as of late - sorry for the delay!

I attended the NYC March for Health on April 1, 2017 and to say it was incredibly inspiring was an understatement
The weather was harsh, the passions were high, and I was blown away by what I was witnessing. 
Patients, Health care providers, unions, health non-profits, NY city and state agencies came together for our health care rights, and  shared stories that inspired me to fight harder for affordable health care access for all. 

I was one the people who was asked to share their health (in my case, t1 diabetes,) and ACA stories.
The clip above is me sharing my story, (shoutout to my friend Ron for taking the video,) it's short and straight from the heart and my busted pancreas! 

I've also included a few photos from the stage. 

View from the stage
If you want to view some incredible photos from the NYC March for Health, click HERE and HERE. To read more about the NYC, March for Health, click HERE

Huge thanks to the march organizers Amanda, Erin, Leyla, Annette, and the March's Partners including, but not limited too; The Children’s Defense Fund, Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), Diabulimia Helpline, Doctors Council SEIU, Doctors for America – New York, Empire State Medical Association (ESMA, NMA in NY), Health Alliance International, Health Care for All New York, Health Over Profit, Manhattan Central Medical Society (MCMS, NMA in Manhattan), Metro New York Health Care for All, National Physicians Alliance (NPA), New York Immigration Coalition, New York State Nurses Association, NYC Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Health System, Organizing for Action – New York (OFA-NY), People of Color Against Aids Network (POCAAN), People’s Health Movement, Physicians for a National Health Program NY Metro Chapter, Progressive Doctors, Raising Women’s Voices-NY, Rise & Resist, The Betes Organization, Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN), Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, Whole Washington. 
The sign says so much! 
View from the stage and in color~


Richard's Rambling Review said...

Hi Kelly, thanks so much for being part of the March For Health in NY City. I like your blog report, and your public address very much! I am very impressed, and proud of you for what you did there!!

Rick Phillips said...

Kelly, Nothing inspires me more than losing a fight I should have and needed to win. I am hopeful that this is the start of not letting this ever happen again. Thank you for being energized and working so hard to make this more than a passing thing.