Dawn tells us why she’s taking the fight to CIGNA

About Dawn S. Smith

Dawn S, Smith is the writer of the critically-acclaimed chroreoplay "Sunshine for a Midnight Weary," books, articles and business copy. She is surviving brain tumor in the key of Beyonce and a warrior for health equity. Atlanta is where UGA, Grady graduate was born and raised..Kentucky is where she spends most of her days.

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  1. Maria
    October 9, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    Dear Dawn,

    You are a brave and courageous soul to fight this issue for the sake of so many during a time of great spiritual and physical challenge for yourself. Thank you for doing this for all americans.

    Keep up the struggle.

    Dr. Maria Daehler

  2. maria nazzaro
    October 9, 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    Dear Dawn,
    Your strength and courage are a true inspiration. Thank you and take care of yourself. Many of us are thinking of you and cheering you on.
    Yes We Can!
    Maria Nazzaro

  3. Clifford Spencer, M.A., M.S.
    October 11, 2009 at 5:34 pm #


    THANK YOU. Your journey is not about you and CIGNA alone; it represents SO MANY Americans and insurance companies. I wish you the very best in both of your endeavors, your own healthcare challenges, and the representation of SO MANY is similiar situations.

    Clifford Spencer, M.A., M.S.

  4. Ricky Heredia
    October 11, 2009 at 5:57 pm #


    I applaud you for your courage and determination to take on these giants of the insurance world. I wish you all the best in your fight against CIGNA and I believe that you will make a difference in the outcome of this health care reform issue.

  5. Connie Stone
    October 11, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    Dear Dawn,
    What courage! You are an inspiration for all of us. I am reminded of Michael Moore, and what one person can accomplish. Bless you.


  6. Meryl Meyer
    October 11, 2009 at 6:58 pm #

    Dawn, You are a hero to so many. You are giving voice to those who have given up or are too ill to keep on fighting. I support you with all my heart,and will keep on fighting for you and affordable health care for everyone.

  7. Judy Sutton
    October 11, 2009 at 8:28 pm #

    You go girl! I’m sooooo glad that someone is standing up for ALL the Americans who deserve better. Insurance companies are greedy and have no right to deny those who are paying the premiums. If they had to be under the same guidelines, I bet the overpaid CEO’s/officers would think differently. Look how many millions of dollars insurance companies have paid out fighting a new health plan. If they can pay that, then why can’t they pay for their customers when needed? What happened to covering “preventative medicine?” Other countries have it are are doing well.

  8. Stephanie Hoblrook
    October 12, 2009 at 12:39 am #


    I can relate to your plight with CIGNA. My husband was in a cycling accident and they refused to pay at first because “it was a pre-existing condition” then they refused because “it was out of network”. Finally they paid when we had to file a formal complaint with the state insurance board and with the HR department with my husband’s company.

    Thank you for you work to help bring a voice and face to the victims.

    God bless you,


  9. Vanessa
    October 16, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    I hope that your health insurance listens. I hope that your voice reaches congress. Good luck to you in this journey, let’s pray that it moves those with power to take action.

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