Rose is a 33-year-old single mother of three—13-year-old fraternal twins, Nia and Gabe and ten-year-old Zuri. Rose was in the process of getting her bachelor’s degree in business administration in her third year while working in her school’s career services department. Rose could see the light at the end of the tunnel. She only had six months left of school and was finally on her way to financial stability.
The morning of May 28, 2013 started out as a regular day for Rose. She went to work and had a productive day. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. After work that day, everything changed, and Rose found herself on a long, uphill battle with doctors to get them to listen to her and help her get a diagnosis. With no luck from her doctors, Rose knew she had to take things into her own hands and began her own research and advocate for herself.