@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 2/ @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott A man from England tweeted me last WK. He was horrified that I'm an epileptic sleeping in my car yr 3. No disability income, no apt. It's unlawful in UK to release patients without $, apt, help.-Michaela
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 3/ Social Security disability is a joke. It takes 3, 6, 8, 10, 15+ yrs to get. It is designed to NOT help people. Many rejections. Are sts are in chaos. Hospital bills skyrocketing from acute medical conditions caused by homelessness. -Michaela
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 4/ Why have I and other women epileptics been put in these hell-hole Fresno, CA shelters with gang members and other dangerous people? We have brain/neurological problems, not broken moral compasses?! Good grief. This is SO wrong. -Michaela
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 5/ We epileptics are easy stabilization cases. Not alot of work: disability income, housing, other basic help, depending on types of seizures. We do not require substance abuse treatment. Other help. We can manage our own lives. -Michaela
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 6/ I've had epilepsy since the age of 6, and photosensitive epilepsy (color red, stripes, flashing lights, concert lights, lighting, movies, certain patterns; must avoid all as seizure danger). I'm now 59.
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 7/ While working for a Bay Area law firm, problems with my epilepsy arose. My medical team filled out CA State Disability firms, which I had paid into. I received payments in less than 1 mo. No chaos. Rent & bills paid. Medical treatment. -Michaela
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 8/ California and the federal government have NO plan to quickly stabilize people with medical problems. No income, no housing, no help. Much whining about homelessness. No kidding! Choices have consequences! -Michaela
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 9/ If someone told any of you that they would "get back to you" in 3, 6, 10, 15, or 20 yrs...what would YOUR response be? This is what Social Security does to medically disabled people. -Michaela
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 10/ Medically disabled/vulnerable people need help NOW! This is an atrocious and incompetent system. No help rendered. Atrocious shelters with untrained staff in medical matters. I was required under CA law to get contuining education as a paralegal, as we're attys. -Michaela
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 11/ As the government system does everything in its power to destabilize medically sick, we simply pay through the nose on "the back end" with rising hospitalizations, first responders, other preventable expenses. What a DUMB system! -Michaela
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 12/ In my own case, I've had: two hospitalizations in Fresno, CA for food poisoning from shelters, the second case nearly fatal according to the CRMC surgeon; asthma; dehydration and bleeding; cardiac problems; more seizures. All preventable. All due to be unhoused. -Michaela
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 13/ Again, what a DUMB system. Tge government has now spent more on my medical care than in housing me and providing me with a disability income as an epileptic. -Michaela
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 13/ I've been subjected to relentless anger and abuse by shelters' staff who know ZERO about epilepsy, don't have medical degrees, don't have degrees in Neuroscience. Yet these arrogant know-it-alls think they know more than my medical providers at Stanford!!!
@RealALEXAN @KSEE24 @MayorJerryDyer @Esmeralda_Soria @fresnoland @jdeboo1 @Jason_Elliott 14/ The homeless shelter system is really a sign of the government's failure. I should have NEVER had to go to them! I should have NEVER had my private medical business open for public consumption. I should have been housed. -Michaela

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