Why I'm Running
In 2012 I was diagnosed with brain cancer so my family and I know first-hand what it is like to wake up fearing if health care will be stolen from us. Due to the fact that I have a preexisting condition the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is protecting me from outrageous costs and giving me the peace of mind that my insurance carrier can't discriminate against me. I'm running for office because I have a unique experience with one of the most important issues of our lifetime that other members in Congress don't have. I can relate on a personal level to those who feel our representative voted to put insurance companies before his constituents. I may not have experience in the political arena, but I have experience in the most dangerous arena--fighting cancer and I won. I want to take my victory to Congress and give those in PA-03 a victory as well. I believe in the idea of 'paying it forward'. The government, by passing the ACA, helped me beat cancer so it is my turn to give back to society. When I speak about the issues it is the people's voice because we have experienced the same struggles.