Disability isn’t lifestyle choice

The letter writer has offended me. My daughter has progressive MS and is essentially bed-ridden.

To the Editor,

Re: Someone has to pay for increased disability benefits, Letters, Aug. 11.

The letter writer has offended me.

My daughter has progressive MS and is essentially bed-ridden and can no longer feed herself due to severe spasticity. CPP disability gives her $817 monthly, while the B.C. government chips in $90. Her rent is $700, then there’s food, telephone for Lifeline, TV because that’s all she can do, toiletries and the list goes on and on. You say society pays for her ‘lifestyle.’ I challenge you to live that lifestyle even for a month. Let’s see how you do.

B. HopeNanaimo