Access to Healthcare is Access to Life

Meet Risa Padilla, 18, from Oakland. Risa has asthma, severe allergies, and a rare condition called AMPS (amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome). AMPS is an abnormal pain reflex. Even a mild pain signal can be extremely painful.


(Brandi Fiscus)

My Learning Experience

What I learned from this experience is that I have to be smarter about what I do and how I do it. Another thing I learned from the experience is to go with my first instinct because it’s usually right.

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