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Chloe’s World

November 10, 2015

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What can I say Grossmont Hospital is great! My father has been a patient for the last few days due to back surgery; the BIG question is where to rehabilitate? In addition, will my dad go? I am glad I have been running “The Hayliegh Project” one of the services I offer is to act as liaison for people in the hospital who need an advocate to help make decisions for them. Now I can help my parents who had no idea that my dad was going to need extra medical help and / or where to place him?  From the work I have done, I knew right away, where I needed my dad to go and which was the nicest facility.  I also knew we had to jump and be proactive asap. Our caseworkers Will and Carl couldn’t resist a pic w/ Chloe and who couldn’t resist a pic with them!  We also met Daria who works in nutrition not only was she kind, but she couldn’t stop smiling because of Chloe.

Sweet little note: I said, “Dad I know you want out of here and I want you out of here too.” I said, “Dad I cannot even handle ER and when I leave ER I cannot get home fast enough”, so I said, “Dad you have to dial it in and work it out, so you can get home. This means move your muscles!” He was so cute he started lifting his legs in the hospital bed saying, “Kim I moving my legs and I have to dial it in!.” I shared with him how proud I was of him… Go dad!

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What a way to end our day helping my parents and making people smile! WOOF!

#hiddendisabilities #backsurgery #Chloe’sWorld

The Hayliegh Project

April 28, 2013

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“The Hayliegh Project” stepped into to help

Cocoa looks like a little toy schnauzer and Mickey is the owner/mother.  Little Cocoa is not only a companion to Mickey she is also a service dog assisting Mickey by hearing when someone is at the door and when the phone rings due to Mickey’s deafness.   It came to our attention when I took Mickey to get both of our service dogs groomed at Petco that Cocoa’s ear was inflamed. At Petco, Michelle is my favorite groomer, as she is always gentle and considerate about my disability with the dropping off and picking up my service dog. Michelle brought to our attention to the fact that Cocoa’s right ear was inflamed and showed us what she extracted from Cocoa’s ear.  She speculated that Cocoa’s ear might be infected and that got me thinking.

As another week came to an end, I was concerned about Mickey and her service dog.  Cocoa had started showing signs that something was wrong. Cocoa started shaking her head and the right ear still looked hot pink and swollen, plus Cocoa stopped eating. Mickey had been stressed for the entire week about the cost that could be incurred due to veterinarian bill.

I inquired about PAWS San Diego as Mickey had informed me that she had been receiving food donated from them. PAWS also helps people on “low income” assisting people with their canine companions monetarily for medical treatment. At this point,  Mickey agreed that The Hayliegh Project could step in to represent her case.

The Hayliegh Project helped Mickey contact PAWS.  PAWS stepped in by helping her get the care she needed to treat Cocoa.  I contacted Randy at PAWS. Randy at PAWS San Diego got the ball rolling and Jeff from Paw’s took our information, which I faxed in.  What is important to mention is that Mickey had been signed up with Paw’s for about a year. It is important to mention that anyone asking for the help of a nonprofit organization should be aware that there are rules that have to be done both to protect the organization and the person being helped.   Otherwise there may have been a 90 day waiting period. “At this time, PAWS is not accepting any new clients due to funding limitations.”

UPDATE:

Miracles happen every day and a miracle happened today.

Thanks to Paw’s sponsorship and their monetary support, and Dr. Benavides, DVM and the wonderful staff at El Cajon Valley Veterinarian Hospital, who provided all the medical needs while being aware of my clients economic concerns due to Paw’s support.   The Hayliegh Project (Hayliegh and I) assisted in making all the contacts and drove little Cocoa and Mickey to the veterinarian.

Cocoa had stopped eating as the ear infection was affecting her appetite and now she will be treated with an antibiotic ointment and should be up and running around soon.

THANKS TO:

  • El Cajon Valley Veterinary Hospital www.ecvvh.vetsuite.com and on facebook  El Cajon Valley Veterinary Hospital, San Diego, ca.
  • Paw’s San Diego www.pawssandego.org  and on facebook Paw’s San Diego.
  • To be specific: PAWS San Diego’s mission is to preserve the human-animal bond by providing pet services and support to low-income seniors, chronically ill and disabled people. We offer two programs: Our legacy PetCare and VetCare program offers in-home delivery of pet food and cat litter to our clients and limited vouchers for vet care when resources are available. Our secondary PAWS Pantry program offers supplemental bags of dog and cat food to human service groups and others around San Diego County. Our secondary program is able to reach thousands of pet families and help keep pets out of shelters.

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The Hayliegh Project

December 5, 2012

Here is the article I was asked to write about the benefits of both me and my service dogs use of LDN. I still have to live w/ this horrific disease and lately it has attacked my stomach as if my appendix’s has ruptured.

About my service dog she has gained full use of her back leg that was once atrophied and not of any use.  She is surviving cancer w/ no suffering. Hayliegh still keeps working for me as she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, but w/ me.

I have purchased a Burley tail wagon for her this way we can stay together where ever go.

Every day I ask God to show me what I can do to give back to the world while living w/ this disease and while being home.  I also share what Hayliegh and I do while we are home.

http://www.ldnresearchtrustfiles.co.uk/docs/July%20Newsletter.pdf

 

We are on page 7 & 8

I love you Hayliegh Muffins!

I love you Hayliegh Muffins!

Hayliegh’s World

February 19, 2012

“I’m tired of doing the time for someone else’s crime”

 Denied My “Civil Rights” under the ADA

Two reasons why I am not able to find legal help is:

I don’t look disabled: again having hidden disabilities / invisible disabilities comes to haunt me again 1. Because I don’t look disabled  &  2. The fact that I have gone after a company for denying me my “civil rights” under the ADA years past. It isn’t fair I did not commit a crime. I am tired and angry that this is happening and I still have no rights.

It is a sin that people w/ invisible disabilities / hidden disabilities cannot find legal help because we don’t look disabled enough for a trial thus a jury. Isn’t that discrimination too? The case isn’t whether I am disable the case would be that “I was denied my civil rights under the ADA and UNRUH Act to have my service dog. I live in disabled housing because I am disabled w/ multiple disabling health issues such as, Fibromyalgia, CFID’s/ME, IBS, and the list goes on. This January I will have a total of seven doctor appointments just this month most people don’t go except once or twice a year.

I am asked by attorney’s am I in a “wheelchair” and when I say no that about ends it because again “I DON”T LOOK DISABLED.”  This also raises the question that wheelchair people are more believable then me and then I am discriminated against again.

Is it fair that I get denied the legal help that I deserve by law. Check: California civil code 52 and ADA and Unruh civil rights act 54 and 55.2

What price have you put on your “CIVIL RIGHTS!”

On January, 7, 2012

My friend and I walked into a restaurant (Old Venice) and seated ourselves at the bar on the stools.  I shared w/ the bartender that I had service dog w/ me and showed him my dogs vest because the buckle had broken. The bartender then left and returned to  the patron side of the to talk to us. He then said we have to leave because of my service dog. He also shared that the owners did not allow service dogs in their restaurant.

I then repeated to the bartender “oh you don’t understand this is my service dog and legally we are allowed by law to be here.” I shared that we had been h before. He got frustrated and a bit heated, and was a matter of fact about the rules and service dogs. He said he had spoken to the owners and service dogs were not allowed in the restaurant. The bartender informed us that a customer came in w/ a little dog claiming it was her service dog and she was asked to leave. .

I asked the bartend his name “Justin” and the time 6:05pm We left and went to my friend’s apartment to call the police. Officer Stadler #3980 and Lopez showed up took the info and went to the restaurant to share w/ Justin abut service dogs then returned to my friend’s apartment and shared that Justin the bartender did say “the owners don’t allow service dogs.

It has been a hard couple of days and I am hoping to be coming out of the insanity I was feeling about the discrimination and my service dog. I am bummed out. I have felt sick and depressed about this.

I now fear being rejected by other attorneys because I don’t look disabled.

* The ADA laws

* Hayliegh’s tags and licensing copied.

* I have a witness

* There was an police officer involved and witnessed the violation  

   under ADA laws. 

Witnesses statement

To whom it may concern:

This is my statement of the event that took place at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday, January 7th, 2012.

Kimberly Ryan Harms, her service dog Hailey and myself Deanne Coleman – A restaurant in San Diego.

We walked into the restaurant and seated ourselves at the bar on the stools.  Kimberly also motioned to and mentioned her service dog and showed the man the vest upon walking into the building.  The bartender then left for a few minutes towards the back.  When the bar tender returned he walked over to where we were seated and proceeded to state strongly that we would have to leave since service dogs were not allowed in the establishment per management / owner requirements.

Kimberly then said oh you don’t understand this is my service dog and legally we are allowed by law to be served here.  She said we have been served here before as well.  She pulled the vest out again to show the bartender.  He then more aggressively stated that no, it does not matter we are not allowed to be served here with the service dog.

He said he had just called the owners on the phone who again had told him dogs were not allowed in the restaurant even if it’s a service dog.  The bar tender said last week they had someone else in here with a dog and they were requested to leave as well.  He said it’s not himself telling her no, but the owners rules and request.

Kimberly then asked him what time it was and asked for his name.  He said it’s 6:05 p.m. and my name is Justin.  We then left and went back to her friend’s home to call the Police.  The policeman came out to the home and took Kimberly’s statement and stated also that is discrimination for customers with service dogs to not be allowed in or be served at a restaurant.

  • San Diego police officer Stadler and Lopez involved. The bartender told the police officer that I was not allowed w/ my service dog due to owners policy.

I called the restaurant to make a complaint on January 20, 2012 @ 5:35pm and spoke to manager Forrest to talk about my discomfort and being upset about what happened about the night in question. He kind of wanted to brush me off and then said the owners would call me and they never did.

DODGING GERMS

November 15, 2010

DOGDING GERMS

   It is cold and flu season and I am terrified to go anywhere.  The word “germs” as defined in my Franklin dictionary: microorganism or source of rudiment. Many people this time of year will be out and about sharing their germs w/ those of us who don’t want them. 

   While I was out at the stores today, there where at least three people who had loose bronchial coughs, including those that had the greenish or yellow phlegm oozing its way up and spreading all over everyone.  Can you imagine what it is like trying to dodge the germs? It is painful.  If my immune was not so compromised I wouldn’t have to worry.  Unfortunately I don’t have that luxury.  I have spoken to many w/ CFID and Fibromyalgia, arthritis, lupus and …etc who feel the same way. 

   This is really upsetting for me. What makes people think that the gym is a good place to go when you are sick, coughing & sneezing all over machines.  I had someone say, “well I have my towel.”   I verbalized my concern over them sneezing into a towel and wiping it off on the machines.

   Imagine someone touching their nose or using a Kleenex and then touching a handle of the grocery cart? Then they use that little plastic pen next to were you slide your visa check card.  It’s a buffet of germs. What about the doctor’s office? All the germ filled hands touching magazines on the tables?  What about the food service worker who goes to work w/ a runny nose possibly dripping over your plate, or the person that prepares the table for you to eat there?

   On a positive note, I have some great friends who understand and have witnessed what happens to me when I get sick.  They are so courteous that they will not have me over if they even feel like they are beginning to get sick, middle or ending until symptom free.  Respecting my health boundary is the biggest gift I could ever receive.    

    Out in public, I have learned how to read people. I asked a manager at one store for another checker as the two on duty were both sick. The manager was kindly accommodating to my special needs.  

    As a retail worker many years ago, I noticed that some customers felt the need to cough right at my register into my face leaving me no place to escape their germs!  I know that we as people want others to care about & for us, but PLEASE not in that way! 

   How come our society doesn’t have mask dispensers in everyplace where the public goes to prevent the spreading of illness? Can you imagine the benefits?  One time while working in the retail food business, a woman came into my line. She was sick she wore a mask. She was the first ill person I didn’t mind greeting and didn’t get resentful towards.  She shared w/ me that in her country they put on a mask if they are sick to keep from spreading germs.

   I hope this post makes all of us aware of ourselves and others around us.

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