Victoria Stuessel

Valinda, CA

Multiple Sclerosis

“I am a 32 year old wife and mother. I have multiple sclerosis which is a degenerative and progressive disabling disease of the central nervous system. The disease modifying drug I take costs around $7000 a month with insurance. Then I have 6 “symptom” drugs I take to lessen the burden of the disease which calculates to over $1,200 a month. This is insane. These drugs are LIFELONG. In addition, when I have a relapse, I require a 5-day IV infusion of high dose steroids which is also extremely costly. If I ever were to lose my insurance, I wouldn’t be able to take my medication at all.”

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