Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor: Nina of Knoxville, TN

Nina of Knoxville, TN writes: My name is Nina Howell and I am a breast cancer survivor. I started a nonprofit for other breast cancer survivors. I am afraid of what the repeal of the ACA will mean for myself and the women I work with. Many of these women are single mothers with young…

Read More

Letter to Editor: Julie of Ooltewah, TN

Julie of Ooltewah, TN writes: My name is Julie Edmondson. I live in Ooltewah. I am married and have 3 stepchildren. In my early 20s, I had a massive stroke and was hospitalized for several days. Five years later, I had another injury. My doctors did an MRI and found that I had an unruptured…

Read More

Letter to Editor: April of Lookout Mountain, TN

April of Lookout Mountain, TN writes: My name is April Cook and I am a retired nurse. I live in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. I volunteer as a nurse with the Red Cross. About 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Now, I need routine follow-ups and take several medications to stay alive. I…

Read More

Letter to Editor: Amber of Memphis, TN

Amber of Memphis, TN writes: My name is Amber Sherman. I am from East Memphis. I am 22 years old and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in political science and legal studies. I work full time and plan to attend law school in the August. I want to practice…

Read More

Letter to Editor: Linda of Kingsport, TN

Linda of Kingsport, TN writes: My name is Linder Barber. I have lived in Kingsport since 1978. I was a teacher and later worked in real estate. As people with private insurance, the ACA has been great for us. Before the ACA, our premiums were going up every year. The year before the ACA, our…

Read More

Letter to Editor: Deborah of Lenoir City, TN

Deborah of Lenoir City, TN writes: My name is Deborah Scaperoth and I live in Lenoir City, TN. In 2003 my brother Gary was killed. He was a Navy Chaplain, Lieutenant Commander, a scholar, and an American Baptist minister. One day someone in his church asked Gary to drive with her to an AA meeting.…

Read More

Letter to Editor: Martha of Chattanooga, TN

Martha of Chattanooga, TN writes: My name is Martha McGowan and I’ve been in Chattanooga all my life. I did restaurant work for about 35 years. The place closed down and I had to get on unemployment. It was a hard time for me. I got sick and had to go to the hospital, but…

Read More