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Jameson B. Stoneham, MA In April 2016, my wife was seven months pregnant with our first child. With no warning, her blood pressure began to spike and she was diagnosed …

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Sandra C. Wareham, MA My mom is a 92-year-old Catholic widow of 25 years, with seven children. Until recently, despite being blind and hard of hearing, she pretty much took …

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Denise S. Franklin, MA In December 2013, I received a diagnosis of a chronic illness that had been impacting my health for several years, and had begun to impact my …

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Dr. Liz B. Salem, MA I own All Creatures Veterinary Hospital in Salem, which began in 1991 as a small veterinary house call practice, and evolved over the course of …

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Christine P. – Paid Leave

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Christine P. Boston, MA I ran a small non-profit organization in Roxbury for 15 years. We had just a few staff and a tight budget; salaries were not high. However, …

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Kimberley C. Concord, MA Recently, I was diagnosed with cancer and required chemotherapy treatment and radiation treatment. Due to the lack of any affordable paid medical leave coverage for my …

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Renee D. Pepperell, MA Several years ago, my husband was on short term disability for a serious ailment and had survived a difficult surgery that left him with limited physical …

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Beth C. Easthampton, MA In fall 2016, my husband and I were thrilled to find out that I was pregnant. We’re continuing to look forward to the birth of our …

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Tammy H. Springfield, MA I’m a proud PCA and leader with 1199SEIU. About 3 years ago I had major surgery that caused me to miss work and eventually lose my …