In 1996, my dear friend Cathy was losing her 14 year battle
against breast cancer. Her husband had left her with no health
insurance. Cathy was told by Medi-Cal and Social Security
that she was not eligible for benefits because of her age
and because she was without dependent children.
Through my efforts with her County Supervisor's office and
US Congressmen's office, Cathy was able to receive Social
Security benefits, Medi-Cal and hospice care for the remaining
months of her life. Cathy was able to get services quickly
not because of me, but because I knew who to call.
The purpose of Compassion in Action - USA is to educate the
public through public information meetings and provide individual
advocacy efforts so that all of the "Cathys" in
our lives can be helped. We are ready to reach out with compassion
and to take action for those who need it.
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