President Obama travels to Green Bay, WI today, the home of the Packers, bratwurst and of course cheese! Part of the townhall can be seen on FNC at 1:10pm ET and all of it will be available live on www.foxnews.com
Pastor Troy Allen Murphy will deliver the Invocation. Pastor Murphy has served as a chaplain for the Green Bay Packers since 2005 and currently leads the Community Church in Green Bay.
Kyle Sladek will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Kyle is a graduating senior from Green Bay Notre Dame Academy.
Kayla Marie Jenerson will sing the National Anthem. Kayla is a graduating senior from Green Bay Preble High School.
Introducer: Laura Klitzka of Green Bay
Laura is a 35-year old married mother of two, with metastatic breast cancer. Laura was first diagnosed in January 2008 and has since undergone 8 rounds of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and 33 rounds of radiation only for the cancer to return and spread to her bones.
Laura's cancer is untreatable in the long term. She is presently taking prescription drugs to try and prevent the cancer's spread and treat the illness as a chronic condition, but ultimately her prognosis is 2 to 10 years at most.
Laura has insurance coverage under her husband's employer however the plan has a $5,000 annual deductible with a $10,000 out of pocket maximum per person. Laura is receiving $1,050 a month in Social Security Disability Insurance after she was laid off from her job during her treatment.
Laura estimates her family has at least $12,000 in unpaid medical bills and is struggling to get by. Their budget is very tight and they've had to use a credit card to pay at least one mortgage payment so far. Laura says she doesn't want to lose their house over her illness and while she knows she won't be able to see her children grow up, she wants to be sure the time she has left with them is quality and not spent worrying about health care bills.