Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

Trying to get well

August 28, 2015

I have to thank all my friends and family for support.

It has been about six months now and with out getting technical I have had third complications from major surgery. Several bacterial infections at this time.  The hardest months have been through June to present. Not blogging, praying has been hard to do because of my health. What I do know to be true is God is with me. Not being able to workout all of these things have tried my soul.

My Chloe has been a breath of sunshine and stays close to my side while I recover.

If I can be honest the infection frightens me so…..I have nightmares.

Please pray for my healing and that God can use me as a vessel again and not a patient…..Chloe love

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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

 

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 myself saying, “I used to be able to do this or that,” and then I compare myself with what others can do. This is short because typing and cognition is difficult. May we honor our truth and love ourselves in the process.DSCF7699 (2)

Chloe’s World

March 6, 2015

 

Guess what another misnomer! DSCF7110

The Property Management Company where I live, has now said, “The expenses” I have incurred over the past year for my service animal are not included in their calculation of my rent.  Needless to say, I was speechless. I new I needed help fast. I contacted my dear friend Patti Doyle. She lives here also and is waging her own battle with terminal cancer and her civil rights.  I called Legal Aid Society.  I spoke to a fair housing expert and she is guiding me through the process. Here  are the Hud.gov guidelines.

MEDICAL ISSUES:

Question 1: What is considered an “assistance animal?” If someone brings a prescription for an animal to lower blood pressure, or for depression or emotional well-being, do we then consider this an assistance animal? Do we then allow for vet bills on those animals in an elderly/disabled household?
Answer 1: An assistance animal is one that works, provides assistance, or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability. Page 4 of the Glossary in the handbook gives a full definition of an Assistance Animal. Part of which is “providing emotional support to persons with disabilities who have a disability related need for such support.” See paragraph 2-44 and 3-38 for additional information on determining if a resident meets the definition of a person with a disability that makes them eligible for an assistance animal as a reasonable accommodation and how to verify the need for an assistance animal.

The need for an assistance animal has to be directly related to a disability, and the services performed by the animal must alleviate one or more identified symptom of that person’s disability.

Veterinary bills as well as other expenses related to the upkeep of the assistance animal are allowed medical expense for a qualified assistance animal.

Question 2: Are companion animals’ expenses medical deductions just like assistance animals?
Answer 2: Yes, if the animal you refer to as a companion animal meets the definition of an assistance animal and the requirements of Paragraphs 2-44 and 3-38 in HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1 are followed.

Now It Is Stated Regarding Service Animals.

January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King day!

Many people living with hidden disabilities are being discriminated against daily.

“Hiddendisabilities” last post on wordpress.com was a reaction to the first “Dog Walking Area” I shared how all my rights are being denied under Fair Housing. The second message arrived on my door January 15, 2015.  ANIMALS This is not okay under any fair housing where disabled people live. The other concern is under HUD can pets be taken away from seniors?

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The Hayliegh Project

January 4, 2014

                              The Hayliegh Project

I am finding it hard to calm down inside. My project helps those struggling with hidden disabilities and their civil rights. A big part of my project is to stop discrimination and people living with hidden disabilities. Today I took on a client who is living in senior and disabled housing the maintenance man on who lives on the property had the balls and yes the balls to confront my client because she was parked in handicap parking. She is terminal with cancer and dying. Do I need to paint the picture? This maintenance man after seeing my client pull up in handicap parking took it upon himself to confront my client saying he needed the spot for other utility people to have parking and for those with more disabilities, are you kidding me! NOTE: This maintenance man has been using the handicap space for a month now which I have personally witnessed.

He is lucky to have a roof over his head and a job!  How come HUD housing is allowing this? I am not against the person only the sin!

The Hayliegh Project

December 14, 2013

The Hayliegh Project

Without “The Hayliegh Project’s” quick response everything could have been very different. I had lost consciousness. Kimberly Ryan contacted my Cardiologist. She contacted the emergency techs and stayed in touch throughout the process of being admitted and preparing me for surgery. As this all happened so quickly, in just a matter of days.

“The Hayliegh Project” advocated for me while I was recovering in the hospital. Kim followed me through the process in my recovery because I had to stay in the hospital for weeks. Kimberly Ryan came to support and advised me in many ways by taking in all of my concerns such as; following my surgery, where will I rehabilitate, bringing my personal things that I needed. Because “The Hayliegh Project” knows the laws and steps necessary to insure the patient gets what they need before being released from the hospital. .

Now I want to say that Chloe was also an important part of my recovery. Unknowingly Chloe, service dog in training (Cocker Spaniel) came with my advocate to bring the things that I needed, to visit and give me moral support. Chloe curled up in my arms for at least an hour. The minute I saw her long floppy ears and sweet face I felt better. Having her with me for the time was healing. Her service dog had the ability to calm me down and that made me feel as though I would be okay.

I am home now and the recovery continues. “The Hayliegh Project” is there for me still and will be participating in interviews necessary for additional assistance I will need.

Without “The Hayliegh Project” I would have been lost, depressed and my recovery would have suffered. “The Hayliegh Project” made a big difference in the best way.

I am a disabled person who looks health and / yet I have many hidden health issues.

Grateful,
J.R.


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