Cancer survivor Natoma Canfield was supposed to introduce President Obama at his Ohio Health Care Reform Rally this week but she couldn't. She is lying in a hospital bed, without insurance, newly diagnosed with leukemia:
From the White House:
March 16, 2010 — On March 15, President Obama visited Northern Ohio, home of cancer survivor Natoma Canfield, who recently had to give up her insurance after a 40% rate hike. She was invited to tell her story before a crowd with the President but a recent diagnosis of leukemia prevented her from making it. Natoma, along with the countless other Americans in need of quality health care, are the reason health reform is needed so urgently.