My name is Christy Miceli, and I'm small business owner living in Wisconsin.
I didn’t go to Planned Parenthood to make a political statement, I went to see my doctor, and that doctor saved my life.
Although I have always wanted children, my cervical cancer took that away from me. During a routine Pap smear and physical when I was 24 years old, Planned Parenthood detected my cervical cancer. I was young and uninsured, and without a resource like Planned Parenthood, I would not have been able to afford the lifesaving care I received. I would not have been able to afford the diagnostic testing, the various procedures, and the extensive follow-up care. I would not be here today to tell my story.
I was lucky. The early detection and the surgeries and procedures that followed saved my life.