We Need To Redefine The Term Chronic

We Need To Redefine The Term Chronic

As I seek to support of people with disabilities I began some time back to read the stories and articles posted in The Mighty, a major website that features articles and stories about and by people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. I strongly recommend it. In...
Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression

Recently I read about a young woman with Lupus. Her disease pushed her into depression. On Wednesday, Selena Gomez, who has lupus, was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after having a panic attack following a recent health setback. According to People, Gomez was...
Tired of being inspiring

Tired of being inspiring

I recently came across a young lady posting on You Tube who is tired of being brave. She berates those who approach her in public to tell her she is “so brave” to deal with her disability the way she does. Her name is Claire Webber. She continues No...
Helping The Helpless

Helping The Helpless

Complexities resulting from Cataract surgery For the past month I personally have struggled with complexities that arose from my ophthalmologist’s attempt to remove a cataract and replace it with an artificial lens. In the process both the iris and the vitreous...
Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. And there is something you can do to spread the news. Here’s a quote from the Up with Downs website: October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate...
Disabled People Are Almost Non-existent

Disabled People Are Almost Non-existent

Linda Powers (linda.powers321@gmail.com) emailed me recently to point out that over 96% of government websites exclude disabled men and women from showing on web pages.  Here is what Website Planet says: Disabled people are almost non-existent on government and...
Why I Relate To People With Disabilities

Why I Relate To People With Disabilities

I also have a disability. A couple weeks ago I had an operation on my left eye to remove a cataract. Going into the operation I was not afraid, because many I know and have met sailed through the operation with little or no complications. But this was not to be so for...