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The Secret Life of Hidden Disabilities

July 4, 2017

The Secret Life of Hidden Disabilities

March 5, 2017

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My book gives a voice to those of us who are living with hidden disabilities, and the discrimination we face whether with, or without the use of a service dog. It seems to have been an unspoken subject. Have you ever gotten out of your car because you parked in a handicap space and you don’t look disabled? Maybe even chased down while someone is yelling at you because they assume you are abusing the handicap space? Have you ever gone to ER to find an ER nurse is hunting you down because you don’t look disabled enough to have a service dog by your side? Some places ask for papers regarding the service dog, and my city doesn’t issue papers. Have you ever gone out to a restaurant only to be harassed by the people sitting near because you don’t look disabled enough to have a service dog. Maybe denied service because they don’t think you are disabled enough to have a service dog. Have patrons ever chased you down in a store because they would like know why you have the dog? Only to be told, “You are not disabled.” This book may open your eyes and hearts for those living with hidden disabilities. My hope is to educate those people around us; so that people living with hidden disabilities don’t have to endure discrimination and can live in peace among-st a sometimes tough world.

By Kimberly Harms Ryan

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Handicap Parking Spaces

June 14, 2016

How come so many people are violating tenant parking spaces and Handicap Parking spaces in HUD buildings?

 

Tonight I witnessed a car receive a parking ticket because the car was parked in a Handicap space illegally. I decided to sit, watch, and wait. I was intrigued to see what the person would do when they arrived to their ticketed car. Well, I see a lady with her family walking to her car she buckles up her kids, and away she goes….I literally followed her by chance because it just so happened she was traveling in my direction.

 

What is the fine for parking illegally in a Handicap space in San Diego California and what is the fine when you drive off and may loose a ticket you don’t see on your window?

 

San Diego State Disable Student Services

March 19, 2016

 

I had to go to SDSU today for my taxes. I am sick and detoxing from my health and surgery. Talk about double duty and not feeling well. Everyone helping with my taxes at the Love Library was super compassionate towards me not feeling well and having to assist me with help.

 

I found a great parking spot off Hardy ave. then had to walk through the center of SDSU to the Love Library for my taxes. As I am trying to fill out papers my mind is struggling to focus as I was shaking. I manage to hold myself up barely. Before I go, I inquired about help getting to my car because the stabbing pain in my stomach was more than I could bare.

 

I call the campus security they don’t help people to cars unless night time. I inquire about other options as I am disabled and they gave me the number to Disabled Services. I call and got a very unkind woman / receptionist I presume.

 

I said I am disabled person on campus and need a ride to my car because I am struggling with my health. She says, “We don’t drive people to their cars” I said, “I just need to get close enough to get to my car.” She then hits me with, “How did you get their!?” I am thinking “Really, who talks to a disabled person like this?” A few long minutes go by and see a van go by. I  called back thought they missed me. Called again as I could hardly stand or sit, so then the Disabled Service receptionist scolded me on the phone for calling back.

 

The two men who picked me up in a cart where kind and got me to the very edge of campus grounds and I could see me car….

 

San Diego State Disabled Services will be getting a call on Monday from The Hayliegh Project regarding the hostile treatment towards me as a disabled person. Thoughts what about the other disabled people who call and need help. What about compassion and empathy for people who are disabled?

 

People’s behavior are not a reflection me it is a reflection of themselves. Problem the reflection wounded a hurt woman today and that was me. .

 

I don’t need to hear, “She may have had a bad day” I had a horrific day and didn’t miss treat anyone for my health issues.

2016 Detoxing

March 15, 2016

2015, was a rough year I endured major surgery and contracted multiple anaerobic bacteria’s. The fear of contracting anaerobic bacteria frightened me out of my skin. I said “God help me” and then I remembered Dr. Whiting with Phoenix Nutritionals.

 

   Dr. Whiting has formulated the “Oxy Cleanse Kit” which kills all viruses, bacteria’s and anaerobic bacteria in the body. The product also kills mold in the body, breaks down chemicals in soft tissue, and helps the body to eliminate from the body.

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   On the second round of “Oxy Cleanse Kit” at the end of it, I broke out in the 5 ½ inches long, weirdest, and ugliest hot reddish / pink triangle on my leg. I knew at that point that I needed to stay on detox in order to come out the other side, so I ordered my third round of “Oxy Cleanse Kit” again. Then a few days later, the top layer of skin started peeling off and then yellow puss started festering out my leg. Then a few inches away another wound started.

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My doctors called in antibiotics for anaerobic bacterial infection. I honestly said to myself, “I am going to fight this on my own!” My Russian friend she wanted me to try this Russian formula. It is Potassium Permanganate Crystals they have to be formulated correctly to use properly. My leg started healing. Now half way through my third “Oxy Cleanse Kit” I caught a cold and rashes on my face.

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What I have researched and speaking with Dr. Whiting is that I have to ride this out, so my body can eliminate the toxins, and crude that has been living in my sick body. This is getting rough the fog is making it rough to concentrate. Goals have been put on hold and yet I am trusting in a process even though it is physically and emotionally difficult.

 

https://phoenixnutritionals.com/

 

https://www.yasabe.com/en/san-diego-ca/d-715839516-royal-pharmacy-group-pharmacies-furniture.html

 

http://www.vitacost.com/

 

 

Chloe’s World

November 21, 2015

Chloe has been making the rounds at Grossmont Post Acute Care. It made my dad happy to have her visit him while rehabilitating from back surgery. Many of the patients and staff went goo-goo-gaga over Chloe!

#servicedogs #smiles

Hidden Disabilities gets it again!

November 17, 2015

How disabled do I have to look to be disabled with the use of a service dog? What happened to me was horrific today. Leaving Costco in La Mesa, my service dog and I were heading to the car. Out of nowhere, I hear this man yelling at me from his car that dogs aren’t allowed in stores. I just ignored him and went on my way then he starts his car and keeps yelling at me and I ignore him again. I get to my car to unload my things and this man pulls his car up next to me and keeps yelling at me about dogs not being in a store. I started yelling, “Help and call 911 please this man is harassing me because I have a service dog!” Two nice men, employees working for Costco started coming over to me. They were stunned themselves. I grabbed my phone as it was in the car and signing in to take pic and call 911 then the man drove off.

 

This is what is called emotional harassed and a violation to my space. Now I am in pain and a bit headachy from the adrenaline that is flowing through my body. It confirms why I need to publish my book on hidden disabilities and discrimination.

Chloe’s World

November 7, 2015
Watching me closely

Watching me closely

This was interesting for me to witness how Chloe new I had a migraine and I had to give myself an injection of Imitrex because the dissolving Maxalt was not working. We met my mom at the hospital and waited for my dad’s outcome from back surgery. We sat with my mom and normally Chloe goes crazy happy because she knows my mom. Well this time she looked at my mom and came right next to me then got in my lap and just nestled there for a good hour. As the medication kicked in, she seemed to be more relaxed and less stressed about my health. Than she lied on the floor. My last service Hayliegh knew migraines too.  #servicedogs #hiddendisabilities

Good job Chloe!

Chronic Fatigue Immune Disease

May 26, 2015

Chronic Fatigue Immune Disease (CFID) it isn’t fun, but it is my life. The only way through is acceptance with out internal self pressure. Sometimes my mind competes with what, “I used to be like, or what I used to be able to do.” This is short because typing and cognition is difficult. May we honor our truth and love ourselves in the process. #hiddendisabilities #Chloesworld #servicedogs

 

Chloe’s World

September 26, 2014

Chloe saw some pumpkins and asked if she could have a picture with them, and her mom (me) said yes!

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