Sue Marsh is an avid campaigner for disabled people across Britain. In this article in today’s Guardian newspaper, she explains just how tough it is for disabled people to survive in the face of stinging government cuts.
We are not scroungers. We are sick, in pain and doing the best we can to cope with our diseases and the effect they have on our lives. Nobody asks to be sick, to be in pain every minute of every day. To be made to feel less than human by the government and the media has been the final straw for many, with the suicide rate amongst the disabled continuing to rise.
Before you tsk and tut, think about this. One day it could be you that is diagnosed with a disabling disease or someone you love. No matter how well you eat or how healthy you are today, that could all suddenly change in a heart dropping moment in a doctor’s surgery. How would you feel then?