Posts Tagged ‘Perspective: Youth / Student’

Abby of Knoxville, TN

Abby of Knoxville, TN writes: My name is Abby Wintker Burris. I am originally from Nashville, but now I live in Knoxville. I am 40 years old and worked in the non-profit sector for 10 years. Currently, I am a graduate student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I am working towards a masters…

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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…

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Erin of Nashville, TN

Erin of Nashville, TN writes: My name is Erin Alff.  My family and I moved to Nashville in 2011.  I am a stay at home mom to 3 little boys.  We live in the 12 South neighborhood and my oldest attends Glendale Elementary.   As a mom with asthma and with 2 children with it…

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Letter to Editor: Amy of Nashville, TN

Amy of Nashville, TN writes: My name is Amy Cooper and I want to share my story in hopes that our elected officials will reconsider repealing the Affordable Care Act without an effective replacement. Both of my children live with serious autoimmune diseases, one of which periodically requires hospitalization and lifelong medication. Our last trip to…

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Letter to Editor: Raven of Nashville, TN

Raven of Nashville, TN writes: The Affordable Care Act has helped change my life in several ways. One I will focus on (due to the word limit) is my intra-uterine device (iud). These are primarily known as a form of birth control but what many fail to realize is that for me and many other…

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Amanda of Nashville, TN

Amanda of Nashville, TN writes: I moved to Nashville a year and a half ago to study Occupational Therapy at Belmont University and will graduate in the Spring of 2018. This is a full-time, intense program and thus I am not able to work and am reliant on savings and loans to meet my needs.…

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David of Nashville, TN

David of Nashville, TN writes: Grew up in a small, rural town a little south of Kansas City. Both of my parents were teachers, although they are now retired and living on a reduced income while helping me get through college. Currently, I live in Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University and I plan to stay…

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Lauren of Nashville, TN

Lauren of Nashville, TN writes: I have lived in Nashville since 1994. When I needed care I couldn’t afford it until the ACA provided it. Without the insurance my health would have deteriorated further. People need health insurance now. If what they have is taken from then they thousands of us citizens may die. I…

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Susannah of Nashville, TN

Susannah of Nashville, TN writes: I am a student family nurse practitioner in Nashville, TN. I’m new to Nashville and to nursing. I became a nurse to care for underserved populations. As a blue dot in a red state, it’s a little scary to speak out, but I’d be failing as a nurse if I…

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