Pedro first came to OLE Health in 2020 after losing a job with a vineyard he’d been with for 17 years. When he lost his job, he also lost his medical insurance. As a diabetic with high blood pressure, forgoing medical care was not an option.
Pedro was able to find another job but didn’t receive insurance through his new employer. Eventually, the financial stress and worry about taking care of his family and paying his mortgage began to take a toll.
In 2021, at age 46, Pedro had a stroke.