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I Believe Disability Should Not Equal Poverty

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 106 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes, I consider myself a feminist. I believe in gender equality, or equality in general. Feminism is NOT: 1. Female superiority 2. Disregarding when males have it worse 3. Being...
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    I know what equality means. I don't know what equality means to people who don't treat other people different from them like equals. I find it sad that people like that are afraid...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Apr 3

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    Who knows why most people are afraid of equality?
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Everyone should be able to have the chance at being who they want to be, our world has so many people who dont accept that, to those struggling with accepting themselves, i promise...
    chickymicky chickymicky 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    in every aspect of life among men and women, however, in a relationship, one needs to take the reigns and guide the "family" i'm not saying that the man/woman who isn't the "alpha...
    RJinsu RJinsu 26-30, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    The sad part is this is but a dream that I share with many...a dream that will never come to pass...
    Micky7288 Micky7288 56-60 1 Response Mar 29

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    You pay half, I pay half......
    RedApple44 RedApple44 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    to be honest, guys and girls are practically the same in my opinion to evrey jerk theres a ***** to evrey lonely girl theres a lonely guy you shouldnt hit a girl why should you hit...
    kyanitestone186 kyanitestone186 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Laur3n Laur3n 26-30, F Apr 16

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    Here video that maybe interesting http://youtu.be/LlFAd4YdQks
    Greekguy79 Greekguy79 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I wish people would spend less time fighting and judging each other and more time trying to understand each other . Regardless of what religion you are , we all come from the same...
    JoshRobin JoshRobin 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to...
    psychedelicsuzy psychedelicsuzy 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I believe in equality do you?
    amylashes amylashes 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I believe everything happens for reason. Three years ago, I applied for Disability benefits and was denied. I appealed the decision. Months and a year went by but in the meanwhile...
    BookDiva BookDiva 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have studied this for a while and would like to point out a few "FACTS" rather than hype. If you want to comment, read them! If you still doubt, check for yourselves. Don't...
    anonymuspersona anonymuspersona 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Some people think If a male does something or has pictures of naked girls in his phone that's ok but if a female has naked pictures of guys in her phone that's wrong. How is that...
    Blueberrybliss Blueberrybliss 18-21, F Apr 17

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    Each and everyday we are faced with a choice, whether to carry on or to let go and each and everyday some people lose the strength to keep going, everyday somebody gives up because...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    This was in response to a post but I cannot stop thinking about it. Help, please! I am disabled, a bilateral below the knee amputee since 2008. My husband wants a divorce. He lives...
    iker4u iker4u 36-40 Apr 16

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    I've been on disability for almost 10 years now. I am dually diagnosed with panic/anxiety and depression and alcoholism. I finally feel like my meds are right and I am ready to...
    BuddyBo BuddyBo 56-60, F Apr 13

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    I believed you... Why did I believe you when everyone else that said so did? "I won't hurt you, I promise." You told me when I told you why I was so hesitant to get into a...
    IDontThinkYouAreListening IDontThinkYouAreListening 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    The idea that everybody has the right to be employed regardless of gender on equal conditions with equal pay is a most important thing and an advance in how women are treated. The...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    In this day and age this stuff shouldn't still be an issue. Women deserve every right and every bit of respect that men do. Unfortunately many people don't realize this issue goes...
    TK1153 TK1153 18-21, M Apr 4

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    so for this, yes ladies, feel free to show me ur...equal rights
    DarkDexDoc DarkDexDoc 26-30, M Apr 16

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    Do you think everyone should just say they are pan sexual, and then we are all equal, and they can date freely within that spectrum (only men, only woman, both)? Then that will...
    22SAFFRON1b 22SAFFRON1b 13-15, F Apr 17

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    We sponsor Eddie and three other children through a wonderful nonprofit organization called Children International. We are committed to help lift these children out of the poverty...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F Apr 17

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    Apparently we are all born equal.I say BS its not true...Im sure this world would be fine if we all had the same capability same everything obviously still be women and men women...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The Watchful Eagle 8 February 2015 © Sermon I don’t know how many of you are hikers, but I can tell you from experience that it can be exhausting. So many times, when I...
    BSAeagle60 BSAeagle60 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I have a very mild form of AD (Attention Deficit disorder ) although I've never been officially diagnosed I fall in between the cracks. It's not severe and I have to explain to...
    carrington65 carrington65 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I'm pretty sure I got spankings when I was a kid! hardly ever though! I was my worst in Elementary school! in elementary school I always got into trouble for not listening and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 10

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    This is a full time occupation for anyone that has children . I have seen over the years what my wife has had to do for my kids and even me even when I was working fulltime and...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 12

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    I am disabled,eyesight,and ADHD. I really want to make it easier for folks with disabilities,or challenges if you prefer,to not only be proud of who they are,but also be proud of...
    nakedmadness nakedmadness 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I hate when people do this but it's nice 2 know there is still humanity! This morning I went 2 the closet in the basement 2 get a new roll of paper towel 4 the kitchen. Where they...
    confusedGirl84 confusedGirl84 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    Good morning Ep, last night I got a letter asking to talk a little about the crazy world of dating with a disability--now to be honest I'm hardly the guy to give any kind of dating...
    ChasingSuperman ChasingSuperman 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I read an article about Jimmy Carter's struggle with reconciling his religious beliefs and his personal experiences - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/24/1379812/-Jimmy-Carter...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    I have lived my entire life with people telling me that someone is watching out for me. I don't believe it. I that was true then I would be dead or even better, I would have never...
    sequoia1234 sequoia1234 41-45 1 hr ago

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