If you saw this diary, Amazing Open Letter to Romney (and I recommend you do if you haven't and share it on facebook and twitter), than you need to meet the woman who wrote it, Sara Zacharias. She posted this video on YouTube and please, please, please, help make it go viral. The audio quality is not the best, but don't let that stop you for going and listening to this brave woman in her own voice. The image of this woman and her emotions are raw and real and powerful:
She also has a PayPal account you can donate to if you wish and have the resources. It is at her blog The Bucking Jenny.
Also, please go her her Facebook page and Like it.
Perhaps her story means so much to me because I too, have a disability (though not as severe as Sarah's), and my wife, a pancreatic cancer survivor who suffered brain damage and has Type 1 diabetes as a result of her chemotherapy, receives SSDI, which is an major part of our yearly income, and my wife also receives Medicare to cover her medical expenses. We pay income taxes each year, though obviously, not as much as before we lost our careers due to our medical issues.
We were simply more fortunate than Sarah to become disabled after working for many years as attorneys and contributing money for many years to our 401K accounts, IRA accounts, whole life insurance policies, etc. We had well paying jobs and were "successful" until, of course, our health issues took our good jobs away from us. If we had become disabled when we were younger, just after completing law school, we might very well be the same situation as Sarah.
So do what you can to make her video go viral on social media, and hopefully gain her exposure on one of the cable news shows. And as I said, contribute to her Paypal account if you can to help her and her family.
For the record, I am not related to Sarah, nor am I a friend. I know her as you do - through the power of her voice, the strength of her will, and the rightness of her convictions.