Posts Tagged ‘faith’

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)

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Chloe’s World

March 6, 2015

 

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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.

Chloe’s World

September 16, 2014

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What can I say about the job of a service dog, my Chloe! She has been patient staying in doors with me and keeps loving me up. Yesterday I started crying after weeks of being sick. Chloe came to me and kissed my tears from my face. Then she went and got a toy from her basket to share with me. We are being patient and continue to believe in everything there is a gift. Woof!

The Hayliegh Project

May 28, 2014

The Hayliegh Project was able to liaison for a woman who ended up in the hospital and find her long lost beautiful sister. The reunion was touching and a blessing to witness. Here is her story

 

Thirteen years ago, my sister and I divorced and went our separate ways because of a big disagreement after our mother passed away. I often thought about her and hoped she was living a happy life. Two weeks ago Kimberly found me on Facebook and informed me that she (my sister) was very ill in the hospital.

I went to the hospital to see her. Kimberly accompanied me to the hospital which was extremely helpful in preparation for the reunion. My sister was very happy to see me and I was so happy to see her too. I felt a sense of peace and relief in her presence.

Kimberly has also been helping me manage my sister’s affairs while she is in the hospital. I don’t know how I could do it without Kimberly since I live so far away and have health issues that prevent me from traveling often.

Because Kimberly searched for me online, and successfully found me, my sister and I have a second chance of a sister relationship. Also, in addition to the physical aspect of her help, she is also very spiritual and inspirational. And with health issues of her own, I see her as an unselfish person helping those in need. Thank you Kimberly for everything you have done for us. You are an amazing person.

 

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