Working While Disabled

Working While Disabled

Episode 86–Working While Disabled

The Working Woman Radio Show sat down with Abigail Paul, who was recently diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, to talk about working while disabled.

Mrs. Paul, a Registered Behavior Technician, talked candidly about what life looks like as a disabled person.

She shared about how her disease has affected her ability to work, and how it limits what she can do to care for her family.

However, Abigail’s story doesn’t end there. She shares how grateful she is for all the love and support that she has received from family and friends. She also talks about how she is learning to accept and manage the disease in order to live a full life.

Finally, Abigail talks about her t-shirt fundraiser which will help her secure monies for an electric wheelchair.

 

 

More About Abigail Paul

Abigail Paul is a 27-year-old wife, mother, Registered Behavior Technician, and friend. She is also a person living with and disabled by severe myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disease. Each day she has to balance each of these roles carefully, in harmony with each other.

 

Helpful Resources

 

MG United

MG–United

Wherever you are in your myasthenia gravis journey, MG United aims to help make today a better day. We’re dedicated to providing you with information and resources that try to address the unique ways MG can affect your life.

 

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Abigail’s T-Shirt Fundraiser

Hi, friends! Starting today, I am selling Myasthenia Gravis awareness t-shirts to help fund a power wheelchair for myself.

If you are interested in helping me get a piece of my life back, please consider buying a shirt! Design options are pictured below. ~75% of the money collected will go directly towards the cost of the chair, which is $2,684. We are hoping to have all orders/donations in by June 1st – the start of MG Awareness month! Click this link to fill out your order: https://forms.gle/5khD7yUynb6NTLGn6

 

 

Announcements

 

The Elevate! talk show wants to feature you on our show!
Tell us a story about something you’ve done to elevate your life or someone else’s. It could be something you’ve done to better the life of a family member or friend, or a creative way you enhanced your home decor home. It could also be something you’ve done to improve your health like losing weight, and more.
If you would like to be featured in our ‘In the Spotlight’ segment, share your story with us. To sign up, go to our Elevate! YouTube channel, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GmNWVdmU3kU&feature=youtu.be, and subscribe. Then email us your stories and pictures to elevateytchannel@gmail.com.
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Also, if you live in DeKalb County, Georgia you can also listen to episodes of Comcast channel 25.

Working Moms With Special Needs Children

Episode 8-Working Moms With Special Needs Children

Special guest, Deidra Green, candidly shares about her experience as a working mom with a special needs child.

We talk about the challenges of managing doctor’s appointments during work hours and missed work days. We also chat about resources for families with special needs children, and securing caregivers for special needs children.

Additionally, we discuss how parents with special needs children can develop a strong network of support. Deidra finishes our conversation by sharing about the joy of being part of a supportive community of people who has helped to lighten her load.  

Deidra is a New Orleans, Louisiana native. She lives in Atlanta with her two children, Stephanie and Myles. She works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Public Health Advisor.

 

Helpful Resources for Families with Special Needs Children:

 

FOCUS of Georgia

FOCUS + Fragile Kids is are organizations that help children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental and/or physical disabilities. They offer comfort with hospital visits and support groups, give hope by providing information and education, organize fun activities for parents and kids, and help to make equipment available to children in need.

The Arc

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families. They work to make sure that every individual and family living with I/DD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.