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Tameka Henry

I’m a mother of four and my husband is disabled. He worked at one of the luxury condominiums in town. Once he became ill, they let him go. I was providing care to people with disabilities at an assisted living place. Each time he was hospitalized, I’d have to take off without pay, and then I lost that job. It was really tough because I’d become the sole breadwinner.

The loss of jobs cost my family $200,000 over a decade. It’s like starting from scratch every time. Unfortunately, when you have a loved one with disabilities, they’re going to get sick and you have to be there. I feel I was doing the best thing I could do for my family.