[Hpn] Fw: mediatalk crips in nyc

Thomas Cagle nh-adapt@juno.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2001 07:47:39 -0400


NH has an ADAPTor on the road the author could be down in NYC. This could
be one of our own.
Tom C

From: Maggie Dee <magdisbl@ccnet.com>

Will pass on what I've been given permission to send along. See
below...NY 
crips/WTC. Maggie

>
>I've passed this along to the HHS folks- thanks! Hopefully they can 
>intervene with the headquarters folks to bring these kinds of issues to 
>resolution.
>
>Marcie Roth
>Director of Advocacy and Public Policy
>The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
>1916 Wilson Boulevard Suite 209
>Arlington. VA 22201
>(703) 525-3406 (V)
>(703) 525- 4153 (TTY)
>(703) 525-3409 (F)
>marcie@ncil.org (E)
>www.ncil.org (W)
>
>"There is nothing in all the world greater than freedom. It is worth
paying
>for; it is worth going to jail for. I would rather be a free pauper than
a
>rich slave. I would rather die in abject poverty with my convictions
than
>live in inordinate riches with the lack of self respect."
>-Martin Luther King Jr.-
>
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Maggie Dee
>   To: mediatalk@yahoogroups.com
>   Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2001 11:20 AM
>   Subject: Re: mediatalk crips in nyc
>
>
>   Twice, once last night and again this a.m. on ABC news, a re-cap
today, a
>   woman said that there is a man who is "paralized" and his home-care
worker
>   can not get into his home to provide services. I think that is for
several
>   reasons...one, you must have an ID such as a Driver's Licence with an
>   address to get down into lower Manhatten...there simply are not
>   exceptions...and no doubt little knowledge of the importance a
"home-care
>   provider" means to a person. Perhaps someone can be working on 
> this...those
>   who have more national contacts? The other reason is the "home-care 
> worker"
>   may be reluctant to provide services when the power is out...not to 
> mention
>   having emotional feelings about Tuesday. Maggie
>
>   At 09:59 PM 9/14/01 -0400, you wrote:
>   >im wondering how all my crip friends in nyc are doing...if any adapt

> or ndy
>   >members perished, if Disabled In Action folks are anywhere near the 
> disaster
>   >scene and not being able to get personal assistance.  If crips are 
> trapped in
>   >their apartments due to the disaster status, etc.  I just wish i
could 
> hear
>   >how they are doing.  There are SO MANY living spaces in that area,
five
>   >thousand apts in one building alone i heard, that is predominantly
elderly
>   >and disabled.......
>   >maybe if there is anyone on this list from nyc, if you could
identify, and
>   >say how it is for now, or if anyone knows of other people..etc....
>   >maryfrances

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