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Untreated Postpartum Leads to Denied Disability Claim

Untreated Postpartum Leads to Denied Disability Claim

Lorraine started working as a postal worker when she was in her early 20s. She loved the job – she had a flexible schedule, the job was physical, and it kept her up and moving where other desk jobs didn’t. Lorraine had lived with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) for most of her life. She appreciated that her job helped her spend more time outside, active, and on her feet. The increase in physical activity truly helped her cope with her SAD, and made life infinitely easier. The condition still persisted, but she felt in control of it.   When she had her daughter,...
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New Father’s Disability Claim Denied

New Father’s Disability Claim Denied

Ron has been a gardener for over 20 years. He always loved working outside and with his hands. He started his own company shortly after graduating from University, and it took off. Now at 42 years old, he’s the primary breadwinner for his family and has a beautiful 8-month-old daughter. Life seemed perfect. That’s when the pain started to kick in. His wife needed a bit more help around the house after the baby, so he started helping out with more chores. Then one night while grabbing the laundry from the basement he felt something pop in his back. Suddenly he was in...
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Resources for Parents with Disabilities

Resources for Parents with Disabilities

Being a parent is difficult enough on its own! Coordinating with after-school activities, making sure meals are planned and groceries bought for the week, your own work schedule, and time for yourself and your partner all add up to a great deal of activity, and there never seem to be enough hours in the day. What happens if you’re a parent with a disability? The complex answer is that everything and nothing changes. The fundamental parts of human nature that makes someone capable of being a parent remain the same. What changes are the limitations, perceptions, and...
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When Fitness Equals Finance

When Fitness Equals Finance

When Logan was young, he would spend every day outdoors. There was nothing he loved more than tossing a ball, shooting a puck, and running around with his friends. He was athletic from the time he could walk  – and physical activity was an important part of his life. As he got older he began to run marathons. Fitness became not only a hobby, but a lifestyle for him. For that reason, he decided to turn his passion into a career. He loved his job as a physical trainer. Not only was he active all day long, but he felt like he was truly helping others achieve their...
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A Carpenter Without her Tools

A Carpenter Without her Tools

As soon as Ira picked up a hammer in her high school shop class, she knew that building was what she was meant to do. Woodworking became an early passion of hers, and her skills grew stronger as she worked as an apprentice under many accomplished craftspeople. What started as a hobby became a career, and she was great at what she did. At the age of 40, Ira had been working as a professional carpenter for nearly 20 years. One day, she lost her balance while working on site, and dropped a power tool. Nobody was harmed, but she was still concerned. This was the first time...
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Getting Around with MS

Getting Around with MS

When Adam was 32, he noticed some changes in the way he felt, both physically and emotionally. He was suddenly more tired than usual and started suffering from dizzy spells. His sister had an iron deficiency, and he thought that may be the case for himself as well. He approached his doctor, and after testing his iron levels and seeing that they were regular, he was asked to come in for another appointment. Almost as an afterthought, he mentioned to his doctor that he had recently begun experiencing some tenderness and pain in his face. She thought it would be a good idea...