October 24, 2014 (Portland, Ore.) — Heather Megyesi has lived many of her 46 years with chronic and painful medical issues. She has had debilitating arthritis since early adulthood. When she was 40 she was diagnosed with diabetes. She also has high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and she was overweight.
Megyesi suffered but couldn’t do much about it. Unable to afford health insurance for the past four years, she had been on a wait list for the Oregon Health Plan.