MiamiHerald / Britania Jacques never knows what kind of day she will have. At times, she’s full of energy as she goes about her daily routine as a single mother, college student and case manager assistant for an insurance company helping others with chronic health problems take charge of their health.
But some days, Jacques is unable to get out of bed. Chronic pain and breathing problems from a car accident seven years ago invade her body. Her right hand burns, her voice disappears, and the pains in her neck and back are sharp.
Those are the days that forced her to take time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and to give up her $1,150-a month apartment and move back in with her mother in North Miami Beach.
“Every day I wake up, I look at myself in the mirror and I say, ‘You’ve literally come a long way.’ Looking at where I came from, I wasn’t supposed to walk, I wasn’t supposed to talk again. The doctors said I was only supposed to be a [vegetable]. Obviously there were other plans for me,” she said.
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gasparillo The mother of a disabled child was shot dead inside her apartment in Gasparillo yesterday. Ornella Philips, 28, was shot once in the chest. Her body was discovered lying in the living room around 10 a.m. The country’s murder toll now stands at 243. Her eight-year-old daughter, Kayla, has cerebral palsy and depends…
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BAHAWALPUR (AP): Alerted by an announcement over a mosque’s loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers yesterday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror. At least 153 men, women and children were…
WASHINGTON (AP): Making a final push, United States President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think congressional Republicans are “that far off” on a health overhaul to replace “the dead carcass of Obamacare”. Expressing frustration, he complained about “the level of hostility” in government and wondered why both parties can’t work together on the Senate bill…
While reliving the horrors experienced by so many families after another spate of bizarre violence across the country last week, I couldn’t help but picture Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett’s rictus grin plastered on television screens while the elderly and even suckling babes were being gruesomely slaughtered inside their homes. While the rest of us were…
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