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ABC Stay Home With Me Giveaway

ABC Stay Home With Me Giveaway

In times of uncertainty it is important to stay positive. Our team at Share Lawyers recently had the opportunity to donate 62 copies of the new children’s book ‘ABC Stay Home With Me‘ for several partners to provide giveaways.  These brands are working hard to make a positive impact around the GTA and beyond during COVID-19. Thank you to the following partners for working with us to help children adjust to the new normal. Amber Mac Amber Mac is a vibrant young personality with a knack for covering the right causes that help the most people. It was a...
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How To Safely Seek Medical Attention During COVID-19

How To Safely Seek Medical Attention During COVID-19

Currently, it can be difficult to know how to go about seeing your physician for anything non-COVID-19 related. The current government mandates for how to handle symptoms of the virus have been clearly laid out. But what do you do if a pre-existing condition is worsening? Or what if you find yourself with new symptoms and need to see your family doctor or go into the emergency department of your nearest hospital? We’ve put together some guidelines and advice from several different clinics and hospitals to help guide you through your various health care needs during these...
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Celebrities Living with Disabilities: IBS

Celebrities Living with Disabilities: IBS

At Share Lawyers, we think it’s important for you to know you’re not alone. In fact, many celebrities have Long-Term Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses, such as IBS. Click here to read other posts in the series, on celebrities with Skin Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lupus and Diabetes. IBS Symptoms Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, mucus in the stool, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Symptoms can vary widely case by case and can include some or all of the symptoms possible for...
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Challenges of Living with Hearing Loss during COVID-19

Challenges of Living with Hearing Loss during COVID-19

Written by Samantha Share During these challenging times, it is clear that many individuals and families are suffering, and for that, I am saddened and proud that Share Lawyers can support some people in need (specifically those with disabilities). Today, I want to talk about a new challenge that has come up for the population of people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and I can speak to that because I have a hearing loss.  People who experience hearing loss are faced with a whole new level of challenges now that social distancing and mask-wearing safety precautions...
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The Physical & Psychological Toll Of PTSD

The Physical & Psychological Toll Of PTSD

Based on research from the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, anxiety disorders are the most prominent mental illness in the country. In any given year, approximately 9% of Canadian men and 16% of Canadian women are affected. Anxiety disorders can include generalized anxiety disorder, which accounts for just shy of 2% of all anxiety disorders, panic disorder (0.7%), obsessive-compulsive disorder (1.8%), specific phobias (6%-8%), social phobias (6.7%), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The only difference between these is that there is very little data available on...
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Denied Disability Claim For Addiction

Denied Disability Claim For Addiction

Applications for disability benefits with invisible illnesses are often held to higher levels of scrutiny. Addictions — alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, etc are considered invisible illnesses, and are often heavily scrutinized. Leonard, a 43-year-old web developer, learned this the hard way.  Leonard was walking home when he was involved in a car accident. Someone ran a red light and hit him as he was crossing the street. Thankfully, it was a small residential area, so the car wasn’t moving fast enough to cause any broken bone but Leonard suffered severe whiplash, a...