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Evelin’s dad needs surgery, but he’s worried about how he’ll pay his bills and the extra medical costs, and he’s afraid if he misses too much work, he’ll lose his job.


Terry Cavillo did everything right to protect herself financially. Her cancer didn’t care.


Christina’s job doesn’t provide health insurance, maternity leave or sick days. After an emergency c-section, she needed her spouse’s support — but he had to return to work after just one week.


Sharon juggled caring for her father with managing her own recovery from an accident.


Patrick has a pointed question for state legislators about why they won’t act on paid family and medical leave.


Selena prepared for her son’s birth by saving up her vacation — but how could she plan for his premature arrival?