Cristela Alonzo on cheering up mom with jokes, validating depression

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“Growing up in a family where we didn't have money to go to the doctor, we had been taught that if you're sick, you just hope for the best. It's almost heartbreaking when you see someone that you love and care for suffering. And that was the way I was used to growing up and accepting things. … So having this [health care] access, it changed my life,” says Cristela Alonzo. Courtesy of Netflix.

Comedian Cristela Alonzo talks about her childhood without financial security or health insurance, and the responsibility she shouldered as a first-generation Mexican American.

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