Wheelchair Warriors protest TrumpCare

If you’re a low-income individual OR a middle-low income person, TrumpCare proposes cuts in health care just for you. That means as one of 70 million Medicaid recipients, your benefits and/or benefits of a family member on Medicaid, will lose coverage.

Many disabled citizens covered under Medicaid may lose benefits. And the  cuts will affect seniors in nursing homes and those living independently.

The good news is, the rich will get tax breaks off your exclusion from a civil liberty, oh wait, the right to free healthcare is non-existent in the land of Liberty.

Read more below. Watch in the embedded video how the Wheelchair Warriors fought back last night in front of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office.

Call, email, write your State Senators – use your voices for the force of good.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/inside-health-care-bill-trump-wanted-heart-he-didn-t-n775611?cid=par-xfinity_20170623

 

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‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

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Trump’s budget bites the disabled

The tag-line for this blog is: ‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Trump’s proposed budget dims our country’s long standing core belief for

humanitarianism

compassion

liberty and justice

for All.

Marking the disabled

Photo Credit: Victoria Kaloss

Read here how Trump plans to revamp the budget by placing the disabled in direct harm, truly life and death for one of our most vulnerable populations – mostly death.

Disability doesn’t discriminate even if our government does – just saying.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-trump-disabled-20170522-story.html

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

 

Celebrating 25 years of the American Disabilities Act!

So much good has been accomplished for so many Americans living with disabilities!

Here’s to 25 more years of progress~

http://wordsiwheelby.com/2015/04/25-ways-the-americans-with-disabilities-act-sparked-positive-change-in-the-united-states/

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘You can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

‘Four Leaf Clover’ – My St. Patrick’s Day Memory. What’s Yours?

As a toddler, I played outside getting dirty in the sandbox, in the grasses, in the mud puddles, rain puddles, anywhere the great outdoors offered opportunity, I jumped.

As a young child, I slowed my pace as my disease progressed. And by the age of nine, I stayed inside.

In the spring, my biochemistry mirrored the unpredictable weather patterns.

March always played unfair.

My bones ached.

My heart ached too.

The neighborhood kids jived on, playing, running, exploring, sledding, kick-the-can, red light-green light, all games my stiff joints halted from any ‘good old days of playing.’

I spent time watching TV, Crayons and markers in ‘Lassie’ coloring books, drawing, painting, arts and crafts but every so often, boredom set in.

I wanted to be outside, playing like normal kids. I wanted to be normal.

Instead I merely got bored.

“Mom, I’m bored,” I pouted.

“Did you do your homework?”

“Yes,” I answered.

“Did you do your chores?”

“Yes,” I answered.

“Well, could you do me a big favor and go outside and find me a four-leaf clover because I really want to have extra luck. Can you do that for me?”

“Yes! I’ll find one for you, Mommy,” I replied with pride, duty and purpose.

I scanned our backyard, searching for luck, for Mommy, for a reason.

I think this may be one! One, two, three – oh, it’s not.

I leaned closer to earth, her perfumed sweetness a reminder of days gone by, either a pleasant reminder or a not so pleasant reminder. Depended on the weather.

Oh, wait, I think I found one! One, two, three, is that a – one, two, three, maybe –

I waddled inside.

“Mommy is this a four-leaf clover?” I placed the potential charm into her reliable flat palm.

“Let’s see; one, two, three. Oops, I’m sorry, honeymoo, this is not a four-leaf clover. But you can keep looking for one if you want to,” she prodded without demand.

Boredom never felt too bad in spring when outside searching for Mommy’s extra lucky four-leaf clover.

***

I never did find her a four-leaf clover.

Instead I unearthed memories of green hearted love.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Disabled Rock-the-Vote in New Delhi~

Power to the people, all the people, everywhere.

This article captures exciting images for the disabled in India who have been fighting valiantly for accessibility at voting poll sites.

With great pride, joy and empowerment – they cast their votes, cast their important, individual and collective choices, decisions and opinions – officially.

Now that is one form of power – Rock-On, New Delhi!

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/delhi-elections-2015-disabled-persons-turn-out-in-strength-to-cast-vote/articleshow/46157674.cms

Homes built for disabled needs – now that’s sweet!

Organization building homes for disabled is taking the homeowner’s specific needs

into consideration.

Universal design is not an old concept and to witness these principles in action

makes me all warm and fuzzy on this snowy, icy winter day!

http://ow.ly/IjaVy

New technologies helping disabled~

Want to see innovative technology serving the disabled?

This Forbes article delivers enthusiasm, optimism and excitement on the varied new forms science, engineers are taking to create a brighter future for the handicapped.

Happy Friday!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackmiller/2015/01/20/12-israeli-technologies-changing-the-lives-of-the-disabled-in-2015/

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

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