Medicare and Privilege

Yesterday, something came in the mail for me.

It looked like this…

Many emotions swirled in my mind and heart.  Most of them related to self pity about my disability(s) and the seeming prematurity of needing Medicare.

I loathe self pity.  So, I turned to God for an attitude check.  He is always faithful in providing those for me.

God brought my thoughts around to the children helped by Reece’s Rainbow, including the little boy I pray for, Blake (you can find a link to donate to his adoption fund in my side bar).

Children with down syndrome and other “disabilities” in the Ukraine and other parts of the world are discarded to orphanages, where they can live until 4 or 5 years old.  If they have not been adopted by then they are transferred to an institution where many transferred children do not survive the first year after transfer.

I have friends who have adopted these special little ones and have given me first hand accounts of the horrendous conditions of the orphanages and nursing homes in these countries.

When I think of those deplorable conditions, my disability seems insignificant.  Medicare at 32 is a blessing, not a curse.  Quality medical care is a miracle.

I thank God for my change of heart and attitude and pray for each one of the least of these waiting for their forever families.

Please consider donating to this important cause this holiday season.  Every dollar goes to helping a family fund a special needs adoption.  I can’t think of a better gift than a family!  Can you?


  1. Medicare is there for a reason, its hard to except just as it is when we have the reason to receive it.
    We both have chronic illlness that we deal with. You still have so much in life to give to others and you know your purpose in life. You are a blessing to so many people.


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