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I Have Great Respect For People With Disabilities

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    As a person with a disability myself ( I have

    spina bifida and am in a wheelchair because of it) I totally understand how hard some days can be. But we rise to the challenge and face the adversity head on and do what needs to get done.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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    Struggle And Reward.

    I often see a local disabled lad from the block getting out of his car, and I watch as much as is respectable as he gets out and clings to the car as he gets his wheelchair out. He must love the freedom of that car so much to go through so much effort to drive it.
    derekdob derekdob 56-60, M Dec 6, 2012

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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 have a disability,

    but it is a different kind of disability than mentioned here. My disability is a social disorder called "Asperger's syndrome." This issue causes problems with me being able to make friends & socialise with people.
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2014

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    This is telling. It's acting,

    but this is what disabled people live with everyday. My hat's off to the folks that had the balls to speak up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc_K9c24R5o
    birdie39 birdie39 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I think everyone in general has a disability .

    But the ones who are actually disabled are adorable to me . I love helping them and bringing a smile to their face . They can brighten my day knowing they're so innocent and appreciative . In high school I use to volunteer with children who have disabilities and when people...
    LostN2Worlds LostN2Worlds 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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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 May 8, 2015

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    Growing up the youngest of 3 siblings with my

    eldest brother passing away at 21 years (when I was 12) & my 2nd brother having a mental illness, the people that care for people with disabilities do not have an easy job. My life can be a struggle daily. It's hard explaining to friends about it because not everyone...
    mzn86 mzn86 26-30, F Mar 1, 2014

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    I use to work in a group home

    for people with developmental disabilities. Many times I preferred their company to my supervisors and some of the other staff. They were not cookie-cutter people, each one had their distinct personality and quirks. I still think about them often even though it has been 20...
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I love this. http://jezebel.

    com/people-with-disabilities-react-to-mannequins-created-in-1475812519
    birdie39 birdie39 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    It Has Made Me Stronger,though Sometimes It Doesn't Feel That Way

    I was born with what is now known to be the most common neuropathic disease there is, more common than MS, that no one has ever heard of. I was 3 years old when it did its initial damage to my body so I have never known anything different than having this disease. The major...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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