Black People : Sickle Cell Anaemia as a disability?- for/against

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  1. naija-man

    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Even tho' it's a UK movement, I would still like to hear some of ur views.

    peace.


    http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/BrokenSilence/

    Visit site for full info/details.
     
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    Brother Naija-Man ... i'm not sure that i understand the question.

    Are you asking should Sickle Cell Anemia be considered a disability, in that, those who have it receive financial compensation from the government, because they can't work, or are routinely sick, from the disease?

    Is it already considered a disability in this country?

    I don't have it, don't know anyone with it, but if it is debilitating, why shouldn't it get the same consideration as other debilitating diseases?

    I'm not sure that i understand the question.

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  3. naija-man

    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes.

    There is an online petiton to have S.C.A classified as a disability
    (in the UK)
     
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    Okay ... Thanks. I see no reason why it should not be, if it is debilitating, and all that stuff.

    What do you think about it?

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    naija-man Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    To be honest, I'm not sure.
    some people with SCA can do things like u and me,
    but SCA comes in at differet levels.....

    i know that some people get pains, and feel very tired at times.
    blood in urine at times.

    (T-boz from TLC had 2 call off a tour due to her condition).

    I guess it's betta for those with SCA or those who have sum1 close 2 dem, to answer.

    when we hear the word "disability" we mainly think of the physical sense, i.e movement,being in a chair, unable to do normal stuff like me & you.
     
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    Peace and Blessings

    If the UK have laws for disabled citizens than the sickel cell patients is already portected right????

    Anywheew I have a friend and family members who have it and the trait but i would not want to put them on the didabled list unless is crucial.

    the desiese do not affect everyone the same so Iwould not be so quick to put everyone on that disabled list ...and in my persoanl opinion the lil money that is revieve is not enough...

    Being on the disabled list is not a walk in the park...people label you lazy and most times family members don't or loose respect for you...To all the people with this illness...PLZ...don't be so **** quick to get put on anybodies/governments disabled list OK!!!!!!!

    DON'T LET YOUR DESIESE WORK YOU....WORK THAT DESIESE!!!....AND PLZ DON'T THINK THAT PILLS IS REALLY GONNA MAKE IT BETTER...

    PEACE
     
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