Category Archives: Government benefits

I ADAPT!

  We will ride! We will ride!   I must have shouted that phrase thousands of times on that summer afternoon, the blazing sun created an intense heat that only magnified the issue at hand. I was part of a … Continue reading

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This is the Life that I Fought For

In the late night hours of October 3rd, 1968, my mom went into labor. With me. It caught everyone off guard because I wasn’t due for another ten weeks or so. But, I guess even then, my stubborn streak showed … Continue reading

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In My Own Home.

It’s time for me to share a story.  No, this one doesn’t have handsome princes or fairy godmothers waving magic wands.  Although I wish it did.  That would be so much easier. This is my Medicaid story, and I want … Continue reading

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Not the Sidelines

It is a lesson I learned when I was about fourteen years old. About halfway through my freshman year in high school, I started going to the varsity basketball games. Some friends of mine were on the team and I … Continue reading

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Dorothy, Are You Sure?

Dorothy wanted to go back to Kansas.  In her quest to do so she found some friends that needed a heart, a brain, and some courage. Let’s get something straight.  I like to work, and I like to work hard. … Continue reading

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Wait In Line

At first, I thought it was a joke, easily dismissing it as something somebody must have made up.  It was too outrageous otherwise.  But when I saw the story all over facebook, and on websites I frequent as a wheelchair … Continue reading

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A Price to Pay

It started out like any other day.  I got up and began my morning routine.  Washed my face, brushed my teeth, made myself  some toast, and then I sat down at my computer.  My ritual is to check email first, … Continue reading

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