Resources that Support the Disability Community
By: Jennifer McGregor and Natalie Kelly
The more time I’ve spent working toward my medical degree, the more I see a lack of support for the disability community — yet they persevere.
I recently met a patient with a spinal cord injury that stole her ability to walk and ultimately led to a dependency on her prescription painkillers. She said the stigmatization she sees as both a paraplegic and recovering addict is constant, from accessible housing to seeking gainful employment. She told me having little to no support has simply become her expectation, and it’s really weighed heavily on my mind.
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