Our Health survey focused on chronic health, COVID-19 and more in LGBTQ communities
Kiley Clowes says they've had asthma since Grade 6.
The Hamiltonian is now 28 but the asthma hasn't gotten any better.
"I'm on a pumper meant for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease," Clowes told CBC Hamilton Friday.
"Without coverage, I'm paying $200 every month to breathe."
Clowes also recently got COVID-19, which has set them back even further.
"They told me the next step is oxygen tanks. I could've had it dealt with a long time ago if I had the money for it," Clowes said.
That's why Clowes welcomes a new national survey being promoted at this weekend's Hamilton Pride event.
Vancouver-based organization Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) has a booth set up in the Hamilton Convention Centre, one of a dozen or so Pride events across the country researchers are attending to promote the Our Health survey.
This article was written by Bobby Hristova and originally posted on CBC. Please click HERE to read the full article.