December 5, 2019 IN: Our Voices, Staff Blog
$3,600 raised toward our $15K goal – 2 days left to support $40 for 40
When Michelle Chang‘s aunt needed a life-saving mastectomy after being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, it still was unclear to her during her pre-op appointment on which breast her doctor would soon be operating. And when Mailee Yang needed a therapist during a stressful period in her life, she first needed to spend much time explaining her Hmong culture to her practitioner before receiving the treatment she needed to heal. Through SEARAC’s LAT program, Michelle and Mailee shared their personal stories with their members of Congress and, in the process, gave visibility to health challenges that Southeast Asian Americans face across the country.
Elaine Sanchez Wilson
Director of Communications and Development
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center