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Denied Disability After Three Amputations

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The following story is so offensive, I had to share it. According to Michelle Boudin of WCNC, a Charlotte mother of five who lost three limbs after barely surviving sepsis was just told she’s not eligible for disability payments. The reason will shock you.


Thanks to the Seaford family for sharing their story; Michelle Boudin for writing the article; WCNC for committing its resources to the article; Google for helping me find the article; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the text, video, and links in this post.

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Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

4 Responses to “Denied Disability After Three Amputations”

  • Rosemarie says:

    It is prity similar in the uk. I have six kids and stayed at home to care for them but I need ten years national insurance, I will not get a pension under the new legislation. It is so discriminatory

    • Scott says:

      Rosemarie, hearing the news is disappointing, but it is important for readers to realize they cannot escape the problem by moving. The government is constantly pushing the “do not discriminate” message, yet the government discriminates again women by denying them the benefits men are given. Nurturing children is more valuable to society than many wage-earning jobs.

  • Stacey Tuley says:

    I was denied for the same reason with several medical conditions, though no amputations. I had chosen to be a stay at home mom and hadn’t paid into the system for the last 5 years.

    • Scott says:

      Stacey, I am sorry to hear more evidence the government penalizes people because they choose to stay at home to raise their family. I hope you were able to resolve the matter favorably. ~ Scott

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.