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Health Care Hurdles for the Disabled

Yvette Baptiste’s son Andrew was born with Klippel-Feil syndrome, a bone disorder where the neck vertebrae are fused, causing pain and limiting movement.

But even though Baptiste, as the Executive Director of Eastern Los Angeles Family Resource Center, was a seasoned health advocate, it still took more than a year to find a new doctor to treat her adult son.

“When he turned 19, he needed treatment for scoliosis and we tried to find a doctor who knew anything about his condition,” Baptiste says.