Amen to hidden disabilities column |

Amen to hidden disabilities column

I, too, like Sandy Lahmann, suffer from a hidden disability (Disability 101, June 25). In fact, I was fired from my last job because I was unable to work as fast as others. I suffer from what is know as TBI (traumatic brain injury).

If you talked to me or saw me on a normal day, you would not know anything was going on, but stress me out, ask me to work as fast as other, remember more than one thing to do at a time and you will see the TBI effects.

I have had this for 30 years and for my disease there is no cure. It gets neither better or worse. It is the same but it is frustrating when someone calls you lazy when you are trying your best and you are not meeting their standards.

I am one of the lucky ones with TBI as some have effects as bad as permanent comas and need full-time care. All I ask is to realize that when you see someone on the street or in the store, that what is on the outside doesn’t always show all that may be going on on the inside. Have a nice day and realize there are people worse off than you, and be thankful for what you have today.

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