Posted by m hausman on September 22, 2003 at 10:44:57:
In Reply to: Call Tonight: Trust The People on NYC Talk Radio posted by Kevin Matthews on December 07, 2000 at 14:52:10:
God cares, America doesn't...
I am a 42 y/o man and have suffered with crippling Arthritis since infancy. Days after my father's passing, my family booted me from my comfortable home of 30 years.
My $1000/mo apartment is not wheelchair accessible. I must crawl the length of the hall and lift myself onto the toilet with my elbows. I can't reach a cabinet or any of the five foot high light switches.
I have been looking to buy a condo in my community for 2 years - with NO success. After going out with realtors more then 200 times, I've only seen 3 units. None had accessible bathrooms or kitchens. Adapting these units would cost me TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS and I would surely have to sue any condo board for permission.
After months and months of trying to talk to local politicians and being refused, I finally went to my newspaper. The day after their front page article ran, I was called into the TOP politico's office. He used words like 'Trouble Maker' and 'White Trash'. He snapped his fingers and I was wheeled into the street. That night my new car was vandalized - $750 damage.
I have been sending letters and e-mails to practically every city/state/federal office for over a year and have NEVER had a reply. The mayor's office and Hillary Clinton's office (to name just two of many) told me to move away.
Where is our government. How can they be so heartless. I am suffering like a dog in my own home - IN OUR OWN COUNTRY! Don't they realize - or don't they care that EVERYBODY will become old and infirmed. Can't they use their hearts and minds and understand that I have had a life filled with pain and frustration. Never walking on a beach or swimming in a lake or dancing with a women... CAN'T I AT LEAST CLEANSE MYSELF OF BODILY WASTE WITHOUT HAVING TO CRAWL LIKE AN INSECT!!!!
285 Mill Rd 1T
staten Island, NY