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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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    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, 2014

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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 41-45, M Jun 2, 2014

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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 4 Responses May 29, 2009

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    Any disability is an induced short-coming

    and limitation in life which was not wanted. Yet these individuals are fighters and vow not to let it impede it restrict their life. Sadly though, society is not always as obliging and in many instances, does not compensate for their limitations. This often leaves individuals...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    Brickwall96 Brickwall96 18-21, M 4 days ago

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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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    Always have thought that. I was raised like this and see nothing wrong with it. I feel like it's an ok thing to have a husband that keeps you in line. It's ok to be a totally...
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    Wealthy people who do nothing about poverty truly disgust me.
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