Martha Ramirez

Youth Editor

I'm a native Angeleno with a passion for current events and a knack for writing!



Defeat, resignation and inspiration are the three words that best describe those profiled in the series looking into the challenges Latinos in Orange County face when trying to gain access to health care ....

<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px;">At age 31, Alondra Campos had to overcome several adversities in her attempt to recover her sight. (Article in Spanish)</span></p>

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<p>Lestonnac Free Clinic, which provides free medical services to the poorest community in Orange County, was a relief for José Díaz García. (Article in Spanish)</p>

<p>Clementina Sánchez has been a patient at Lestonnac Free Clinic for about 6 years where she is treated for diabetes. Clementina doesn't have health insurance. (Article in Spanish)</p>

<p>Many of us might not think twice when making an appointment to see our doctor for whatever is ailing us, but millions of Americans don't have that luxury.&nbsp;Last year's census revealed that close to 50 million of&nbsp;Americans are uninsured, according to a recent Kaiser Health News article. While in 2008, Medscape News used census data to report a hike in the number of Americans living without health insurance for six straight years.&nbsp;</p>