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KIMBERLY, FOOD CART OWNER
Kimberly Swope isn’t hard to miss. You’ll find her behind the counter of the bright pink food cart Retrolicious, serving up made-from-scratch comfort food like meatloaf, fried chicken, and pot pie.
The cart was a labor of love, built from the ground up by her husband Roy. It was also a leap of faith for Kimberly, who left a teaching job with great benefits to pursue her dream of running the cart. “So far, it’s paid off. It’s wonderful to be able to live life my way. Still, I realize that every day I don’t have health insurance, I’m rolling the dice.”
Every year, Kimberly’s goal is to get good coverage for herself and her husband. “I really believe in our ability to be successful enough to purchase health insurance at some point,” she said.