Sometimes life doesn’t go how you planned! I’m 28 years old and I’ve been diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases in the past six years. Thankfully I have been able to follow my chosen career path and provide for myself, but that won’t be true forever. Sometime in the next fifteen years I will need a liver transplant. I dread that moment—not just because it will be painful and risky for me, but because I will need to rely so much on the kindness of my spouse, siblings, and parents to care for my during that time. Every single day, I worry that I will financially ruin my family because of my health problems. With paid medical and family leave, I hope that both I and my family can make it through the next few years in tact.