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Forum: Physically Challenged

A forum for our physically challenged members.

  1. Health care... or not

    I've been watching a sort of retrospective of Little People, Big World and something really bothers me. In one show, they have to take one of their sons (a dwarf) in for health care, and the father mentions that they can't get insurance because dwarfism is a "pre-existing condition". WTF?...

    Started by valerie, 10-07-2006 07:26 PM
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    10-14-2006 04:44 PM Go to last post
  2. in the news paper

    a few weeks ago they did a real good articel about me and people first for people with disabilities in the news paper. it was awesome and i belive it made a difference in people reading it.

    Started by thomas40, 10-08-2006 01:46 PM
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    10-08-2006 02:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Thumbs up My Self Determination Program

    I know Marie has told you she works with me, so I thought I would explain the program I am in that allows me to do this. It is called Self Determination. Self Determination is being able to spend my Medicaid money the way I want to rather than the way someone else tells me to. I was in a day...

    Started by Kimber767, 10-03-2006 05:48 AM
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    10-04-2006 05:44 AM Go to last post
  4. Smile teach kids about disabilitys

    this thur i will be teachig kids about disabilitys looking forward to it :o

    Started by thomas40, 02-20-2005 11:28 AM
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    09-25-2006 09:21 AM Go to last post
  5. Baldnes is all your mother's fault, or so it says in the genes

    Sons may blame their fathers when they start balding prematurely but new research suggests it may be caused by the mother's genes. Scientists have discovered a gene that plays a crucial role in the male hair loss on the X chromosome. Men always inherit the X chromosome from their mothers, while...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 05-24-2005 05:49 AM
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    09-21-2006 10:33 AM Go to last post
  6. Smile peoplewithdisabilities as leaders

    another importanbt thing is for people withdisabilities to be goods leadrs and make a difference in the re coumminity.

    Started by thomas40, 09-14-2006 02:04 PM
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    09-14-2006 06:36 PM Go to last post
  7. Lightbulb respect for people with disabilitys

    its importan tto have respect fro people with disabilits and not useing the m/r word as well. any more it is verry offensiv e.

    Started by thomas40, 09-01-2006 07:53 AM
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    09-14-2006 11:36 AM Go to last post
  8. Peter's Anomaly

    Has anyone here heard of or had any experience with Peter's Anomaly? My SIL - who lives in Florida, had a baby girl last week and she has been diagnosed with this. So far, all I really know is that she had surgery today, but I don't know if it was one eye or both or what. Any information would...

    Started by LilacDragon, 02-17-2006 01:30 AM
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    08-31-2006 06:00 AM Go to last post
  9. wow!!!

    this is amazing i didn't know you guys had this disability thread. OK i do have a disabilty its more of a syndrome its called morhse syndrome my older sister and i have it i have a mild case infact is very rare i think my older sis and i are the only ones who have it that i know of its more common...

    Started by puppgirl, 07-10-2006 10:53 PM
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    07-11-2006 01:42 PM Go to last post
  10. How to interact with a person with a disability

    Well, I went to the bank the other day with the lady I work with, as she had some business to attend to. I went in with her, to help interpret and all, as she is hard to understand if one does not know her well. We both left really irritated. Now, the man who worked with us, remembered her as a...

    Started by Marie5656, 06-24-2006 12:27 PM
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    06-24-2006 08:00 PM Go to last post
  11. OK I am not having a physical challenge..........I need advice

    As most of you know I had breast cancer. I had the good kind of breast cancer. It took 9 months to go from mastectomey through the end of chemo. It took another 12 months to rebuild my those plastic surgeons. I'm happy to say that after 2.5 years I am caancer free.

    Started by nvalleyvee, 06-22-2006 09:14 PM
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    06-23-2006 08:26 AM Go to last post
  12. i have a cognitive disability

    wanted to tell you a little bit about my cognitve disability i had it when i was born, i biblical cord was wrapped around me i almost died as a result of it. :-3

    Started by thomas40, 11-27-2004 02:11 PM
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    05-11-2006 07:37 PM Go to last post
  13. Cool speaking up for others people with dis

    my job is i help other people with disabilitys stand up and speak uo for their rights andgain the independence they need and desreve that is a self advocate.

    Started by thomas40, 12-10-2004 01:49 PM
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    05-11-2006 07:36 PM Go to last post
  14. Smile people with disabilitys as actors

    i like to see more people with disabiltys as actors and in more films that would be so awesome. :)

    Started by thomas40, 02-13-2005 04:15 PM
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    05-11-2006 07:32 PM Go to last post
  15. got Tympanitis

    I have changed the nickname of my MSN for several times today. This obviously shows that my mood has been changed frequently today. I sadly got Tympanitis the week before last in Changsha when I was attending a conference. I went to the doctor after the accomplishment of that conference with a...

    Started by ANITA0101, 04-10-2006 03:32 AM
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    04-10-2006 07:03 AM Go to last post
  16. Unhappy targeted

    it seems like people with disabilities are getting targeted in cuts for services as well s needs that they need for thimg sdont thinkits righ tor air.

    Started by thomas40, 03-29-2006 02:38 PM
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    03-29-2006 02:38 PM Go to last post
  17. Life & Death.

    I apologise in advance for the content of this post but it’s something that is on my mind quite a lot recently. Reaching very soon the grand half century in age I have been increasingly thoughtful about my life and more importantly `how long have I got till it ends`? Call me crazy, a...

    Started by deckard, 03-16-2006 05:52 AM
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    03-17-2006 01:51 PM Go to last post
  18. Unhappy more fedral cuts

    it seems like there are more fedral cuts for the disabled now which is not fair at all.

    Started by thomas40, 12-12-2005 02:19 PM
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    02-27-2006 09:39 PM Go to last post
  19. Disability Hearing

    I am a nervous wreck. My disability hearing is Tuesday. I have been waiting two years for this date. The whole reason for this is because in order to recieve Social Security Disability, you have to earn a certain amount in the preceding ten years. I was eligible for years and then was diagnosed...

    Started by jackie, 08-31-2005 09:55 AM
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    02-18-2006 01:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Sod Christmas

    I don't know where else to post this. this is just a rant. An annual to rid myself of bad feelings. Christmas. Oh, how I hate Christmas. How many Christmases have I spent loneley. Too many to specify. Christmas. Spent sitting in corners watching people enjoy themselves. The greatest pleasure of...

    Started by OpenMind, 12-18-2005 07:08 PM
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    12-20-2005 11:18 AM Go to last post

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