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The story of a breast cancer survivor.

by Josie Sanchez, Marin CIL

A 49 year old Hispanic woman had been working as a domestic in Marin for a number of years before she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She successfully completed treatment but after two years, unfortunately her cancer recurred and she became too ill to work. She was not eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance but we were able to help her get on to SSI. We also connected her with the BCCTP, a Medi-Cal program that paid for all her treatments and gave her access to excellent medical care. Her one wish was to be able to return to El Salvador to see her children and other family members. As a result of the Breast Cancer Benefits Counseling provided by Marin CIL she was able to make the trip to see her loved ones.