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I Believe Disability Should Not Equal Poverty

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    Wisdom to Remember...

    "It is said that the true test of government is how that government cares for those in the dawn of life: The children. Those in the twilight of life: The elderly, and those in the shadow of life: The sick, the needy, and the handicapped." --- Hubert Horatio Humphrey: U...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 5 Responses May 29, 2009

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    Lack of Money and Employment Leads to Poverty of Soul

    I can't give myself and my cat adequate nutrition and pay my bills at the same time. I alternate as to which requirement gets attended to each fortnightly support payment. I am fighting on because I have big dreams. So pardon my skinny stature and lack of interest in your...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 5 Responses May 29, 2009

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    Please take a moment to sign this petition,

    I I became severely ill shortly before I was due to graduate from college. I was denied essential medication because the insurance company deemed it to be too expensive, Consequently, I began to have seizures, had a stroke which impaired my vision, and had complete kidney...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    I'm grateful that being able to use my Social

    Security Disability benefits allows me to have an apartment and meet the basic needs of my life but I still find myself needing to take advantage of programs designed to help the poor. I get help from church and the community like food banks and home energy assistance. I'm not...
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Jun 2

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    I Shouldnt Be Punished Because I Am Disabled..

    I strongly believe that disability should not equal poverty.   I am disabled..I am paraplegic due to a car accident that happened when I was only 21.  I was the passenger in the car, and as in most cases I was the victim of another driver's carelessness...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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