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My world changed forever yesterday. [View all]

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I have three children. Two daughters, ages seven and four. One son, 11 months.

Yesterday, my four year old was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. We're just starting education and training, and she has to stay at the hospital for several days for testing and monitoring. Everything is a whirlwind right now, and believe me, having to stick your sweet four year old daughter with needles like a pincushion several times a day and draw blood is not what any parent should have to deal with. But we understand that things could be worse, and this is manageable. And she's already proven to be the bravest, strongest little girl I've ever known. We'll all get through it and move forward.

But you know what? Now, and for the rest of her life, she has a pre-existing condition.

But she can be on my insurance until she is 26. And no insurance company can drop or deny her for it.

That is, unless Romney wins and he and the Republicans do what they promise to do: repeal Obamacare.

I was proud to vote for President Obama in 2008, and I always was going to this November.

But now it's personal.

Elections have consequences. I'll be damned if my 4 year old daughter's life will be one of them.

Forward.

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