Another Letter Sent to the Senators

Dear Readers,

Senator Cory Gardner received another letter from me. Why, you ask? It’s pretty simple: wheelchair bound protesters were abused for stating they wanted to live. And the GOP wants to say that disabled people are a drain on society. No, we’re not. There are many Senators who should be reading my blog right now, and not playing Angry Birds Star Wars Edition. So put down the game handheld, turn off that iPhone, android, or whatever device you are using to distract yourselves, and read my lips. Let me start with my life story in a nutshell:

As a person who is blind, I have read the literature of the National Federation of the Blind, American Council of the Blind, and other kinds of stuff that suggested blind people go through more disturbing forms of discrimination than anything else in the world. Well, I’m living proof that this discrimination is criminally harmful to me and others who are blind and have physical handicaps. Wheelchair bound people are often abused in jails and state care, helpless to stop the abuse in their home lives, etc., so to tell them that they’re going to have their healthcare taken away is tantamount to criminal theft of the people’s lives. I am a passionate advocate for the people, of the people, whatever else you want to say. Senator Gardner I hope does not vote for the bill because of letters like the kind I wrote him today. Abusing people over the removal of Medicaid expansion is wrong, and here’s why:

As a blind person, I use Medicaid to keep my home functionally clean and my caregiver is a fine woman, despite having no car, but she brings a lot of joy to the table when she works and cleans the home. If I didn’t also have my fiance around to make sure the dishes got clean–cooking for two is a drag you know–I would be all alone with nothing but professionals and caregiver staff to look after me. Since I have no friends in the Denver area who can drive me to places like shopping malls, I have to rely heavily on Uber, Lyft, buses, and cabs. Medicaid provides medical transportation to doctor appointments round trip for free in the Colorado area to those who qualify. This saves me a lot of stress, which could lead to other things. Also, nonmedical transportation takes me to places I would like to go like the grocery store or the shopping mall, this way I can save on transport to places that Trenton and I want to go to and we don’t have to worry too much about Uber. IF I had a service dog, this would have been a lot harder to do as there are too many people who’ve reported Lyft and Uber drivers for not staying because of blindness, and not picking up passengers who request them because of their dogs. This is now illegal, and should remain illegal. Medicaid trips can be round trips, but the political games continue, and those trips could be taken away.

Trenton and I have to navigate a healthcare system that demands lots of money if not for Medicaid. What if one of us ends up wheelchairbound because of someone else’s misdeeds? That’s where Medicaid comes in and can save us lots on stress, barriers to access on transport vans, etc. Access a Ride should never charge Medicaid patients, but the rides are expensive. Too expensive. Paratransit would be best suited for working, and I don’t want to have to reevaluate and sign forms for Access a Ride again, not ever, because it’s too complicated and I have to do stuff with doctors in order for this to be possible. Without Medicaid free transportation and carpooling, I would not be able to go to doctor visits. What will happen to my child’s medical coverage if we decide on that? We need the affordable healthcare we deserve as disabled people, not abuse or injury by the cops.

We’re in a political state of turmoil, and as I should tell Senators, we’re so divided, but anyone who says a disabled person is a drain on society should look the other way when they themselves become disabled due to accidental injury or illness, or a child becomes disabled due to birth defects. As a blind person, I’ve been abused by my parents emotionally because all I wanted was to be able to date around, and it was rumored that I was obsessed with boys, even today, it haunts me. I had to block a woman I was working with for years on Facebook because of Blake, and because she made up rumors about me chasing boys. THis is not the case. Because of this, my civil right to marry was denied. Guardianship was instated, but not enough to stop me from leaving the state of Florida, relocating to Colorado, and making a home for myself and my fiance Trenton. We’re planning to get married in a couple of years, but I feel the wedding could be sooner because people are influencing our decisions. It should be ours and ours alone and even with the wise guidance of a brother and sister, I still feel the decision to delay the wedding another full year was irresponsible and cruel on the part of both of us. Marriage is the only way a church will accept us, as most churches practice a Christianity that demands honoring abusive guardians and not living with your significant other for fear of sex. There is nothing to be afraid of with regards to sex, but disabled people are treated as inadequate. Without the birth control I take, I could’ve become pregnant and had a baby too soon. Marriage would stabilize the family and ensure that the kids have two parents, whether it’s mom and mom or mom and dad. So what if my child is gay? I’d still love them, but as a disabled female, I could be scrutinized and questioned more because of mental health concerns. The senators should take a look at how psychiatry is used to drug people illicitly and put them in nursing homes, kill the elders and disabled people the court deems incompetent, etc. I have no reason to believe the guardianship was a protection thing, it’s an abuse thing.

And with this, I wish our President and Senators would outlaw guardianship in the United States because of people like my friend Karen, who was a nurse in Naples, Florida before her relatives hijacked her life and money. Her sisters got guardianship for revenge, and now Karen has to ride in buses full of criminals and she has to deal with dangerous men who follow her around and make her life hell. She needs her civil rights, but challenging the guardianship in my case would be pointless because what if the judge says I can’t go back? I have a family in Colorado, not Florida. So readers, if you really want to write a letter to your Senator, talk to them about how Medicaid allows me to survive without my family. Talk to them about Medicaid being stupid and using the wrong kind of driver to take us to appointments. TAlk about it. Tell your Senator, vote no on the GOP healthcare bill, and don’t let them take Medicaid away from people with disabilities because it’s wrong.

Another Chance at Life: End of Life Decisions Explained

Tina Meyer was severely ill, on life support, and even with medicine she didn’t make it. Candice was waiting for a kidney, and it turned out Tina was a match. Because of Tina, now Candice has another chance at life. How did this happen?

When I die, I know there are many people who would die waiting for a donated organ such as a liver, kidneys, etc., or even a heart. I’d rather have my organs donated because at least another person has a shot at life. There are some pretty dangerous people out there in India selling the organs that people need, same with Iran, but here’s what the donation process in the U.S. involves.

First, you need a live donor or a dead one for some organs. Then, you must be a blood match to lower the chances that the organ will reject the body, or whatever it is. Thirdly, organ donation involves insurance and payments possibly. There is no direct sale of organs, which is illegal in the United States. However, I hope that with medical advances, transplant candidates don’t have to wait for a donor. WHy? Because antisuppressants or immunosuppressant drugs are expensive, and keeping the immune system down to a par could make anyone sick. Just talk to anyone who’s had a kidney donated to them, or a liver, or a heart. Talk to anyone who’s had to take these drugs, and trust me, it’s not fun. If we clone organs for the body, we will be able to skip the donor registry altogether. However, for the time being, one can register with Donate Life right in your Apple Health app in your iPhone if you have one. There are other ways to register, even through the State’s department of motor vehicles. So if you are feeling like it should be done, go register as an organ donor. Do not worry if a family member says you shouldn’t, at least the other parts of your body will work if you’re blind and physically handicapped. Even if my eyes don’t work, my other essential organs will, and donating those will give another person a shot at life.

What Makes a Father?

Fathers are important members of the family, but there are just things you do not do as a father. Here are the qualities of a good dad in honor of this ear’s  Father’s Day.
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Able to perform duties of a father after the both of a child.

Able to support the wife even in divorce, including making child support payments to the custodial parent, whether it be a partner or mother.

Obedient to his wife’s requests not to sit in the living room and drink and watch football.

Able to manage a job without hitting his wife.

Able to bring up his children and lead by example.

Able to mentor  without complaining.

Able to handle kids with disabilities.

Not forceful.

Loving, caring, and responsible for all the other qualities mentioned above.

Able to fix computers and other equipment in the household.

Not a dead beat dad who swears by not paying for his children.

Someone who is there for the woman’s delivery and labor pains.

Someone who won’t bail out even if the kid is disabled. I mentioned he must be able to handle a child with disabilities.

Must sing to the baby when it’s crying. I don’t put up with abuse due to crying.

Must cook in his wife’s place if she’s the one working to support the children.

Must not complain if his wife is disabled. Period.

Something You Should Be Telling Your Children

Hi boys and girls,

If you’re a youngster reading this, you should be thankful your mom or dad let you read this. This is something that parents fail to tell their kids, and we have all failed somewhere. But the biggest financial or emotional failure with kids is letting them know that sometimes a favorite uncle, a mom, or dad could not be trusted. I will have to tell my kids that family cannot be trusted all the time if they’ve committed crimes against women and children. Guardians cannot be trusted if the child becomes an adult and still doesn’t have his/her civil rights. I personally know that family cannot be trusted, but not only for the reasons I have given in previous blog entries, but because this is so complicated that a youngster might not understand this stuff.

You see, kids, some parents think it’s okay, especially stepfathers, to touch you in a way that is inappropriate, deny you of food, or beat you if you do not do your chores. It’s okay to tell a grownup that you can trust, i.e. a teacher, if you feel like you’re being abused at home. Sixteen-year-old Sabrina was killed by her adoptive family, and Iowa did nothing about it. As if her life wasn’t worth the lives of their sons. She was worked at home like a slave, and beaten for not doing the work she was required to do. She snuck food when she wasn’t supposed to eat, and was denied food for days. Sabrina should have lived and been given help, but her distrusting family didn’t give a care. See, kids? You have to be strong in the face of abuse, and report it. IF you don’t report your abuse to a grownup you can trust, you could die. The one beating you got for not doing your chores could translate to more beatings, denial of dinner, and possibly the end of your life too early. So, kids, waht have you learned today? Families can’t always be trusted, and not all families have love in them for their children, so if you’re not with the correct family, social services will place you with a family that will love and care about you. All you have to do is tell a grownup you trust if you are truly being abused, and they’ll know it when they see it. Sabrina weighed 60 lbs when she died. Sixty pounds! That’s too little for a teenager. She was gaunt and pale and all that stuff.

In any case, I better go now.

Letter to my Loyal Readers

I’ve written letters to all kinds of people, including the President, my family, etc., but let’s face it, I feel I’ve forgotten about my readers. Among my readers may sit a troll who went about posting inappropriate negative messages about me, and I confirmed it was not Ivan. Unfortunately, I can’t confirm anything because nobody will confess  to the crime of trolling an innocent person. I’ve seen a real act of swatting, though it was done to two fictional characters. Maya Matlin and her boyfriend Zigg. And it was done by a rich spoiled brat. Some of you may wonder why I’m writing this, and I have a good reason to. None of the commentary on Facebook I  experienced was acceptable. They didn’t read the last entry I posted about how four times the number of kills in the September 11 attacks equals the amount of old and disabled individuals disposed of by the probate courts via guardianship, suicide due to guardianship, anything else? You bet 8000 plus elders is just too many. That was more than a thousand times what the Orlando Pulse shooting claimed. More than twice what a suicide bomber in Pakistan may claim each day. 8000 plus per year. That’s also more than a thousand per cent higher than the Virginia Tech Massacre combined with the Pulse shooting and all the other shootings I’ve heard about. No matter how many people died from gun violence in Chicago plus all the big cities, you could possibly get that number, but 8000 is a number you can’t match with just 49, 32, or 2000 or 2500. And it affects everybody.

I’ve been accused of being paranoid. But there is plenty of stuff out there to support my claim of 8000 plus. Go to http://www.faceus.org, and http://www.aaapg.net and you will find all the stats and figures and the hidden truth about what  you won’t listen to. You’ll  find a wealth of information about the probate court system, and anyone trying to silence me with mental health junk should stop while they’re behind. I’ve already been therapeutically treated for border line, which is not my diagnosis. I’ve already been wrongfully diagnosed with bipolar, and all this junk science about me and others who are disabled has had a horrible impact. My family will be barred from being my family because I feel that the kids could be badly influenced by people who abuse, criminally take away rights just to take away rights, and who don’t believe that singing  is a viable  dream and career to have. My kids will sing and play musical instruments and will be trained to be able to play in a band, go to symphonic concerts, and do things positive  with their lives to affect change in the country, including the use of http://www.change.org, which allows you too start a petition like two young Muslim girls did in asking American girl president Katie Dixon to create a Muslim American girl doll. That would be cool, but it would be pointless without change’s easy to use platform. Even a nine-year-old can use the internet these days. My kids will soon after being born have a computer and code to learn. It will be practically in the kindergarten year that my child will learn to code an app, a program, and maybe work for one of the tech companies that made my child’s school stuff, which may include both Apple and Google. I bet you all my child will also grow up in a freer society because of government policy that helps, not hinders, people with disabilities. Those who bash people on Facebook regarding this stuff should know that they’re also vulnerable and could become a prime target for probate court abuse. This is not paranoia. This is real, and if you don’t want to look at the websites I mentioned before, then you all are so out of luck.

Readers, if you want to continue being part of the journey, you need to follow the guideline of please respect all the people who are writing this blog. Respecting the author is the biggest guideline and I am writing this to remind you all that trolling is not allowed, give me a legitimate Twitter and email address so you can be respectfully read and responded to. There are people I can no longer speaking to as a result of trolling, but I feel that I’ve been victimized too much. Please write only positively worded and respectful comments on this blog, and visit the websites I’ve recommended. Thank you for your support for all this time.

Sincerely,

Beth

Letter to God

Dear God,

This isn’t just a letter to ask you to bless  my family, my friends, blah blah blah. I’m asking you to do me a favor. Watch over and hold close those who have been wronged by their families. Sounds selfish in some degrees, but I’ve found my life’s calling. I want to help girls and women, yes, but the real problem gripping the country is evident in the death of the great Kasey Kasem, and his daughter and sister of hers are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against his former Jeanne. God, Kasey’s countdowns were wonderful beginnings of my week, gave me relief in times of trouble, and the long distance dedication letters always began, “Dear Kasey”. Well, my dear Heavenly Father, I’m asking you to send Kasey this message, and it doesn’t begin, “Dear Kasey” the same way that the others did. I want you to send Kerri a sign that Kasey is always up there, smiling, away from the brutality that ravaged his life at the very end. Nobody should die in solitude like this. God, if only you could tell me that this won’t happen to me or Trenton when I become an old lady. I want to die in my own  home, lying beside the lover I found in Colorado, not in some old dump of a nursing home that abuses and leaves me with bruises and a bloody nose every day. I don’t want to forget my kids’ and grandkids’ names and dates of birth, either. None of that. Okay, a comma splice there, but oh well, gramma addict.

After I hard of Seacrest taking over the countdown, and then Kasey’s life ending this way, I did some research. It affects everybody in the country, and frankly, there should be no excuses  for probate abuse in guardianship cases. As the funny video of Arthur and the Teletubbies flashes across my ChromeBook monitor, I’m often reminded that I could e banned from watching YouTube and interacting with friends and family who actually care about me. God, bless Trenton and I with whatever plans you have that will give us a place in your Heaven, wherever that is. I pray that folks like Kasey and all the others who’s been wronged will haunt guardians who’ve wronged them, and my parents will learn a tough lesson about stripping their daughter or their former daughter that is, in any case I’m not at all related or associated with them at all, I hope they learn a lesson about this and give it up for the safety of my children. I want my children to have a mom, a mom that won’t be stolen from them for safekeeping and isolation.

Sincerely,

Your daughter,

Beth Taurasi,

Who wishes to change it to Evelin’s Elizabeth Taylor