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I Have A Disability But I Am Not Disabled

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    My sister is in a relationship

    and I'm not. I always get the "pretty disabled girl" title. Why can't it just be pretty girl? I don't know. It's bothering me lately.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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    I was knocked down by a car

    when I was 11, I'm broke several bones and have been left with a walking problem and other medical issues. I now have to tackle daily life using a different method, but just get on with it as I know that's what I have to do.
    jaimeedl jaimeedl 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    It really annoys me when I see people

    who have absolutely nothing wrong with them lying to the doctors and the council saying they have mental disorders and other false made up problems, then they get payed loads of money every month that should be going to people who actually do have problems. It is so wrong, don...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    At a very young age I suffered a serious head

    injury which left me paralyzed on one side(my left),doctors told my parents that I would never walk again. My family refused to accept this-(& said one day he will walk again). With the help & guidance of great doctor's near the military base in which we lived near I began to...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2, 2014

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    I have NVLD, but that doesn't mean I can't live

    a normal life. (Info about this disability on one of my other posts)
    Ddachelle16 Ddachelle16 16-17, F Sep 10, 2015

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    I suffer from osteoarthritis

    but Im not letting it stop me from having a normal life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 25, 2015

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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 r located is at the top of the shelf where coats r being hung. My parents recently bought a new batch of paper towels from...
    confusedGirl84 confusedGirl84 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2015

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    I lost the use of my R arm & shoulder in "87"

    and 8yrs. Ago i had the hand & forearm amputated. I have never let my arm amputation dictate my ability limits. I am now in my 40's and i can honestly say " I have never not done something that i have wanted to try to do".
    craftyashell craftyashell 41-45, F Nov 5, 2015

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    I have Spina Bifida and therefore I use a

    wheelchair to get around. I am very independent and ambitious and always doing things which is why I say I have a disability but I am not disabled. I don't let the chair stop me from living the life I want to live.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    Me too I have a learning disability

    if you meet me you wouldn't know it
    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M Jun 22, 2015

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    im autistic. I have a mild form of autisim

    called aspergers syndrome.
    TomboyBeth TomboyBeth 13-15, F Dec 28, 2015

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    Being disabled is not the problem,

    it's how you perceive yourself and how people react around you.. Stay strong and always stay positive!!!
    simplegirl25 simplegirl25 26-30, F Jan 14, 2015

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    Mota hona koi achhi baat nahin.

    Par yeh ummeed phir bhi reh jaati hai ki main patla ho jaunga.
    zemli zemli 22-25, M Jul 7, 2015

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    IEA says that welfare payments given to those

    unable to work because of mental or physical ill health attributable to alcohol consumption incur a cost of £289 million. Leave the diabled alone and pick on the drunks!
    derekdob derekdob 56-60, M Sep 9, 2015

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    i am also disabled but you wouldn't know

    if u met me in the street or if I didn't say anything at all. because here in line the problem there are A LOT of variations of disabilities. again take me for example, I'm an author, I run my own graphic design studio, and my getting my degree in network technology. Its all how...
    DML2451 DML2451 26-30, M 3 Responses May 8, 2015

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