What My Disability Taught Me

What My Disability Taught Me

We recently asked some of our clients to share their perspectives in response to the question: “What has your disability taught you?” Here are the top five responses we received. We hope they inspire and encourage you on your journey to recovery.

“I have realized that good health is a mindset and not necessarily what a test results says. Attitude has a tremendous impact on one’s physical wellbeing. Although having a positive attitude can’t change everything, it is a daily practice that is helping me to find joy and humour where I previously saw none.”

— Glenda M., living with chronic pain

“My disability taught me that life can change in the blink of an eye. Although I have bad days, I am learning to enjoy each day and make the most out of it. What’s the point of worrying about something that can’t be changed? It’s a waste of time that could be better spent enjoying special moments with your family and friends.”

— Mark S., amputee

“My depression got so bad that I finally had to reach out for help. Once I did, I realized I was very tired of hiding and feeling ashamed. My family and friends understood and even went out of their way to help me find treatment so that I could return to my usual activities, like work, playing with my two children, and going to the gym. My disability has taught me to ask for help before things get out of control.”

— Allison L., living with Major Depressive Disorder

“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I quickly realized that the financial safeguards I had in place to protect my family were false. My group insurance benefits only lasted three months before they cut me off, and I thought I had no options. Thankfully, Share Lawyers helped me to secure a settlement from the insurance company while I focused on treatment. At this point, my cancer has been in remission for three years and I consider myself a survivor. The greatest lesson I learned from this experience is that it’s important to fight back when people close the door on your face. Fighting back, not giving up, can make the difference between a bright future or a hopeless one.”

— Aisha H., cancer survivor

“My disability has taught me that I am so much stronger than I thought. MS is not a disease that gets better with each passing day; in fact, quite the opposite, but somehow, I feel that as my physical body declines, as a whole, I am much stronger today than I was before the diagnosis.”

— Reeva M., living with Multiple Sclerosis

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