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Today is my 32nd birthday, and my only wish is that my 71-year old father, who is suffering through Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) could live in a country that has a #MedicareForAll healthcare system, instead of a for-profit system that lets him suffer longer than he already has.
My dad was born in Iran, living there until he escaped during the 1979 revolution. For 35 years, he worked tirelessly to provide for my mother and I, but now, he has to go through this debilitating disease. Meanwhile, our government will do nothing to help him live a normal life.
I never knew how it felt to feel the impact of possibly losing a loved one, because of our atrocious healthcare system, but the more I think about what my own father is going through, it only makes me angrier, and now I'm realizing what millions of others have been going through.
I usually don't like to share my personal life on social media, unless it's with my loved ones, but maybe I'll get my wish of him living a longer (and less horrible) life by putting this out there, and getting positive vibes from all of you guys.

I love you, Baba.❤️🙏🏼😢

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