Survivor Spotlight -- Julia LanzanoJune 5, 2018
In a recent article published by the Connecticut Health Foundation, Julia Lanzano (pictured here at center with her children) offers her experience as a brain tumor survivor to help others facing a similar diagnosis and to highlight how important Husky D insurance was in helping her to cover unexpected medical expenses. Julia faced many difficulties after her diagnosis, including experiencing high medical expenses at a time when she was uninsured, but she has worked hard through her “new normal,” finding purpose in advocating for others, and she continues to prove that with courage, tenacity, self-advocacy, and effort, it is possible to triumph over this disease.
Through occupational and speech therapies, Julia’s determination got her back into the workforce, and she has continued to push beyond limitations. As a result of her advocacy, Julia has helped to provide insight to others on the tremendous challenges that a survivor may face, the meaningful contributions that those with disabilities make in the workplace, and the value of programs like Husky D insurance for many survivors like herself.
Julia is an active member of the Gray Ribbon Club through the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, where she and other survivors and caregivers come together to share their stories and draw support and inspiration from each other. We are truly grateful to Julia for allowing us to provide her story.
Read the article on Julia published by the Connecticut Health Foundation here.