Healthcare Vigil with no Screaming or Yelling

Posted by on Sep 3, 2009 in healthcare

Healthcare vigil organized by People told their healthcare stories. There was no yelling or screaming about fascism or a government takeover. Or anyone talking about wanting their country back. It was just some sad broken people talking about their broken healthcare issues.

I was the first to speak. I was a bit nervous and felt rushed. If I get another chance to speak, I learned a lesson to take my time and tell the full story. I spoke for only a minute or so. Many spoke for ten minutes or more. So many terrible stories. Honestly, I feel like the lucky one after hearing some of them.

Anyone who couldn’t attend tonight can light a virtual candle here.

Healthcare Vigil @ Friendship Park


  1. Akbar Lightning
    September 2, 2009

    did they record you? i hope so, i wanna see it. great post!

  2. Byron King
    September 3, 2009

    I don't know if it was recorded or not. I was busy keeping Claire from running off while speaking so I wasn't able to focus on that. Thanks mate. My story was weak compared to some of the trajedies I heard about last night.

    The one that got me the most was a twenty year old who got in a motorcycle accident and has severe pain from broken bones in his vertebrae and rib cage. He has no coverage and his parents can't afford the medication and the physical therapy he needs. Just looking at the poor kid thinking of how painful that must be, hurt. Luckily I don't live with any pain, just growing medical bills that will continue for the rest of my life.


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