Chronic illness and disability are draining and difficult. Barriers in visible to those without disability or empathy are insurmountable to people with disabilities. So now, we want to require the disabled to fight for themselves, just as want our children to fight for themselves against armed gunman? Many profoundly privileged elected representatives refuse to fight for citizens now, being too busy raking in money from corporations, the NRA, and other equally corrupt manipulators. We must take care of each other.