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Laura Adams

When Laura’s stepson, Ashton, lost his mother to a blood disorder, Laura started taking care of him. When Laura was diagnosed with cancer, she feared that Ashton might lose two mothers to disease. Laura was one of the 170,000 who lost TennCare, making her unable to get the regular checkups she needs to stay healthy and cancer-free. She has to live with the daily threat of cancer while continuing to raise her young stepson. TJC helped Laura navigate the limited services still available to her. We were struck by how, despite her poor health, Laura remained focused on the welfare of her child. “TJC has been such a help. Sometimes I’ll get a call – out of the blue – from an advocate checking in to see how I’m doing,” said Laura. “TJC has been wonderful.”

Photo Credit: Abby Whisenant

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