Cath Waugh
Cath Waugh

I've been a wheelchair user for 17 years after I fell over our dog when getting off a chair I'd been standing on. I broke 3 vertebra but this wasn't picked up in A + E.

Robert Murtha
Robert Murtha

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

Brad Justin
Brad Justin

As a caregiver I see how disabled people get hit hard financially. The busy world tends to pass them by.

Astri Hansen-Newman
Astri Hansen-Newman

BECAUSE WE ALL SHOULD HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS TO A GOOD EQUAL LIFE

Joyce Rothwell-Milroy
Joyce Rothwell-Milroy

Is this cause for the UK, or USA.
It appears that both of these two great countries have the same problems regarding each Governments understandings and needs that include our disabled people with policyies and cuts. We as a nation should rise and make our people and the politicians aware that it isn't our choice to be disabled.

Julie Hampson
Julie Hampson

I have a son with mental health problems and the goverment seems to have closed special needs colleges and facilities so children with special needs aren't entitled to help from child mental health teams as they run until they leave school but adult teams cant take them until they are 18 so what have they got for a future everyone needs to fight to stop anymore cuts for the people with disibilities.

Netta Rowlands
Netta Rowlands

Life is hard enough without having to worry about where the next "anything" is coming from.

Kathryn Flynn
Kathryn Flynn

I have been disabled and probably will be again as a lung recipient in chronic rejection. But this time, I have no safety net and my finances are decimated. I am trying to raise awareness of a new research foundation I have been involved in to support national research on chronic rejection. The course is extremely variable- I have mild rejection so far but many of my friends have needed two lung transplants (i am ineligible for this). Lungs, unlike other organs, are open to the environment...

I have been disabled and probably will be again as a lung recipient in chronic rejection. But this time, I have no safety net and my finances are decimated. I am trying to raise awareness of a new research foundation I have been involved in to support national research on chronic rejection. The course is extremely variable- I have mild rejection so far but many of my friends have needed two lung transplants (i am ineligible for this). Lungs, unlike other organs, are open to the environment and therefore subject to air pollution, viruses, fungi, etc. and more likely to have issues. At 16 years 5 months post I am very fortunate. I hate writing about myself but I will be writing a more lengthy and more emotional story soon to help promote this cause. Right now people could help by donating to my walk or to any of the walkers. http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/kathryn-flynn-1/lungapalooza-2012---a-walk-for-breath

Jessika Yerves
Jessika Yerves

You spend everyday trying to survive your disability and are overwhelmed by finances. Stress equals increased health problems. The government is trying to kill the weak and in need. God won't allow it.

Jolene Moore Harrison
Jolene Moore Harrison

Disability should not equal poverty, but for most people it does. My husband and I are both disabled and we have a 6 year old with Autism. We live on Social Security and food stamps. There is no happy medium; for people that can maybe work 20 hours a week. If you try and work at all, you lose medical for yourself, partner and kids. The only jobs people can come close to qualifying for, having been on disability for so long, are minimum wage. It's not worth it financially and especially...

Disability should not equal poverty, but for most people it does. My husband and I are both disabled and we have a 6 year old with Autism. We live on Social Security and food stamps. There is no happy medium; for people that can maybe work 20 hours a week. If you try and work at all, you lose medical for yourself, partner and kids. The only jobs people can come close to qualifying for, having been on disability for so long, are minimum wage. It's not worth it financially and especially medically, to even try to work, because you get cut off of everything. Half time work on minimum wage is way less money that disability.

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