Maintain children's health care waivers

I fought for my daughter as a “waiver mom.” Now I am fighting for the millions more children like her who could lose everything.

Being a mother is one of the most gratifying roles of my life. As many parents will attest, there sometimes comes a moment in parenting when a certain strength you didn’t know you had emerges because your child needs you. It’s the kind of superhuman parenting power that causes a mother to find herself able to lift a car up off her trapped toddler or, in my case, engage in the fight of my life for my daughter, from Cedar Rapids all the way to Washington, D.C.

Though my daughter Katie no longer is with us, I’m channeling my parenting superpower once again to fight for others who could stand to lose everything as Congress debates health care policy.

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