Dr. Bryan Weinstein, D.O. and Drew Bufalini
Approximately 96% of people who live with a disability have an illness that is not visually discernable (2002 US Census Bureau). They do not use wheelchairs, canes, oxygen or any obvious assistive devices. For all intents and purposes, they appear healthy. Yet, they are far from it.
Some examples of these invisible disabilities include: #traumatic brain injuries, #fibromyalgia, #Crohn’s disease, #bipolar disorder, #chronic pain, #PTSD, chronic sleep disorders and many other painful, inveterate illnesses.
These chronic diseases, syndromes and as-yet undiagnosed, life-changing afflictions wear a mask of normalcy that belies the truth. . People living with invisible disabilities suffer more than severe health problems – they must also deal with disbelief and misunderstanding from loved ones and the general public. “They are forced to battle for respect and understanding while mourning their loss of ability and freedom; often while others accuse them of being lazy or malingering.” (InvisibleDisabilities.org)
Nevertheless, the invisibly disabled are quite real and facing the world against the odds. What can we learn from these people who face their challenges and challengers head-on in an effort to live a meaningful and fulfilling life? Continue...
The LSV Sheltered Workshop is open and buzzing with activity. Our employees are already making it their own. David (pictured above) is contacting local non-profit organizations and offering the services of the workshop free of charge. If your non-profit organization could use a hand, let's talk!
Other employees are busy building dressers, assembling hygiene kits, washing and sorting clothes and more. All for homeless and veteran organizations. Contact us for more information.The Sheltered Workshop specializes in vocational rehabilitation for people with neuro trauma while fulfilling the needs of our neighbors.
LSV is seeking employees with neuro trauma to become Relief Associates. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a guest day at the LSV Sheltered Workshop.
Everyone has their own measure of success. When our clients have reintegrated into the community, spirits get pretty high at LSV. George is our latest success story. Click here for more client case studies/outcomes.
Some define it as simply “feeling good.” Others describe happiness as being an infinitely more complex, scientifically quantifiable emotion; an equation that includes pleasure, engagement and meaning experienced in both the short and long term. Still others, like Mahatma Ghandi, describe happiness as a state of being where, “What you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” Continue...
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