Your HHRS 2022 "Jersey-Est" Awards: The Diffused Time Bomb And The Mega Mountaineer New Jersey Health, Medical, Fitness, and Nutrition News Blog Reviews 9th Year
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Jan. 6, 2023 - PRLog -- It borders on extortion, what happened to Lauren Soto -- and to think she was one of the first people to receive a stomach-stapling procedure.

Over the years, she developed hernias that eventually flattened her lungs. Only one doctor was willing to do the repair work, but because he and Soto weren't within the same health insurance network, she'd have to come up with a $10,000 deductible.

"Lauren Soto is our 2022 'Jersey-Est' Woman Of The Year for being a single payer health care advocate without really trying," explains Adrienne Collier, editor of Your HHRS, online home of New Jersey health, medical, fitness, and nutrition news and events. "And that's because she was too busy 'trying' to breathe!" Thanks to a campaign in which she was described as "a ticking time bomb," Soto succeeded in raising the funds, and can now brag of being able to bathe within 40 minutes because she no longer requires a nebulizer.

The Jersey-Est Man Of The Year is Jim Raffone, CEO of JAR Of Hope because he's also the father of a 13-year-old with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. "He was advised to take his son home and literally love him to death, but he decided that wasn't an option," says Ms. Collier. "His fundraising efforts have included running marathons, but this year, he literally 'topped' that!" He spent part of April climbing Mount Everest to raise funding for the first formal Duchenne hospital study!

More "Jersey-Est" 2022 awards and news highlights are at YourHHRS News is grateful to their readers to be able to celebrate their ninth year, and story contributions are welcome at
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