The Voices of Disability in Canada: Who Inspires You?

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Over the past 35 years, Share Lawyers has helped over 7,500 clients who have been denied their disability claim. One of the things that never fails to impress us is the conviction our clients have to be brave and take a stance against the insurance company. They do this while battling a disabling illness or injury. We feel it is our responsibility to share some of the things that inspire our community to be strong advocates for themselves and others with disabilities.

Please note, all names have been changed for confidentiality reasons.

Family is a huge inspiration to those struggling with a disabling condition

“My mother inspires me. She fought such a hard battle with her cancer diagnosis, but she never gave up.” - Rachel

“Who inspires me is my family. My mother and father were amazing supporters of me in my journey. They helped me financially over this time. They didn’t judge me, they tried to do what they could to make my experience less hard.” - Allison

“My daughter has inspired me. She flew from out East to be with me when she heard I was unwell. She sat and listened to me and was my spokesperson at my doctor's appointment. She has taught me to stick up for myself and that I am worthy of being well.” - Olga

“I don't really have one person who inspires me. I have a list of people From all walks of life. The ones who make living life a priority disabled or not.” - Vivek

“Who inspires me is my husband, children and my best friend to keep on going. I will get better.” - Catherine

Doctors who have shown up for those who are unwell are a true inspiration!

“Other people who inspired me through this are my doctors. I’m blessed that I have a great medical support system & would not be here without them. I can’t believe I do not pay them, but they have been my biggest advocates. Constantly adjusting paperwork (when they are already busy & dealing with pandemic) to appease the insurance people. It was wild to go through that. - Allison

`“My Rheumatologist has provided me with so many great resources. I've joined classes at my local community center to keep me active.” - Roberto

"Someone that inspires me is Dr Ronald Abrahams. He was the head doctor at BC women’s hospital FIR clinic. It’s a safe zone for addicted mothers to have their babies and get on proper medications for their illness. He helps women get set up for success with their children. He doesn’t judge addicts. He helps us and we need more doctors like him. When a child is taken from his/her mother, the long term effects are terrible” - Jaelyn

Music and community resources can make a huge difference in inspiring action and wellness

“The resources that I've used that have helped me with my disability are the College of pharmacy here in Saskatchewan (they've helped a lot with making great recommendations for my meds cause I'm on so many different ones) as well as the pain management group at the college of pharmacy, they have some online classes and groups that have helped me understand how my mind deals with my body and to understand that I'm not alone in my pain and my frustration.” - Sandra

What has helped to inspire you to take care of yourself while dealing with a disabling condition? Which quote above resonates the most with you? Thank you to the community members* who contributed to this article - your experiences matter to us. You are helping a lot of people by sharing your voice.

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A note from our long term disability lawyers

Taking a medical leave from work is not an easy decision to make. Concerns about providing for yourself and your family and keeping your job may cause you to want to push through your pain, but this won’t make your problems go away. Stopping work is often the smartest decision for your long term health and well-being, and your disability benefits are there to provide you with financial support until you can return to work.

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We understand that things have not been easy for you over the last little while. Your health has been suffering, you are unable to work, and now your insurance company, who was supposed to be there in your time of need, has decided they will not pay your disability benefits or respect your disability claim. These benefits exist to provide you with the financial support you need so that you can focus on your health and rebuilding your life. It is unfortunate that your insurance company has not lived up to its promise. If your disability claim has been denied, we will fight to get you the benefits you are entitled to. Our disability lawyers have helped thousands of Canadians get their long term disability benefits over the past 35 years, and we can help you too.

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Share Lawyers believes that every client who is dealing with a disability claim deserves superior personal service. To achieve that goal, we have developed our team of experienced, compassionate, and caring long term disability lawyers, law clerks, and administrative staff to meet all of your needs. Our team of experienced long term disability, life insurance, employment, and critical illness insurance lawyers have made successful claims against many insurance companies, third-party administrators and employers.

If you are unable to work, your disability benefits should be there to provide you with the financial support you need. While your insurance company may be focused on finding ways to avoid paying your claim, our focus is on what is in your best interest. When Share Lawyers gets involved, you have an entire team of lawyers that are there to support you and to fight for what is yours.

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