I am strongly opposed to Proposition 8 on the California November ballot because it will endanger the lives of patients like me who require dialysis three days a week to stay alive. Simply put, Proposition 8 is dangerous and will make it harder for dialysis patients in California, like me, to receive life-saving dialysis treatments.
I have end-stage renal disease which means my kidneys don’t work. I rely on regular dialysis three days a week, for three to four hours at a time, where machines do the job of my kidneys by cleaning my blood and removing toxins from my body. Even one missed treatment increases risk of death by 30 percent.