After four decades of using strong prescription drugs to treat Crohn’s disease, a chronic digestive disorder, Patty developed an aggressive form of skin cancer.
“It’s because my body has been suppressed for so long, it can’t fight it [cancer],” the Wisconsin resident said.
Patty, who has worked at her father’s restaurant for 27 years, now struggles to handle full-time duties.
“I’m trying to get disability, but I’ve been denied once already. I don’t plan on quitting working. I just need help. I need help because I can’t do a full-time job,” Patty said.