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  • Disability Discrimination

    Posted by Ashley on October 19, 2022 at 7:26 am
    LEMS is what I would consider an “Invisible illness.”

    Unfortunately, invisible illness patients are often discriminated against due to the fact that “we don’t look sick,” Or we don’t always look sick.

    I feel there is a misconception that we are “better” because we may be seen doing activities or trying to enjoy life as much as we can. Often I do “fun” activities with symptoms of LEMS even though I don’t voice those. 

    I think the general public has a misunderstanding about this and I’ve experienced some negative feedback from others about this.

    Have you experienced strangers, friends, or acquaintances speaking about you in a negative light when it concerns your disability?

    Ashley replied 1 year, 5 months ago 0 Member · 0 Replies
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  • heather

    Member
    October 20, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Heavens yes… I will write more later today when I’m able but to be honest the discrimination I’ve experienced this last year has been shocking. I am so grateful that you brought up this topic!

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