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Journal Entry: Wed May 27, 2009, 11:09 PM



This is a great example of how sad the United States is concerning it's citizens health care, if this young woman was in Canada, France or the UK this would not be happening.

I have read several journals about this brave and beautiful young model who needs help. If you aren't already familiar with her, go to Vispir's page and look at her work and read her journals. Her own words explain the situation better than I ever could. Bottom line is *Vispir is seriously ill, has no insurance, and requires expensive medical treatment.



This actually infuriates me to no end, people do not seek treatment because they cannot afford it, people die because they have no insurance or not enough insurance. I have seen how the system works first hand, I have seen things you would not believe to be true and they were all in the name of money. Seriously if you can drop by her page, give it a read and help her out if you can and yes I will be doing so myself.




Some personal news, next week I go for my six month blood test and while I am talking to Dr. Hilaly I am going to ask her about getting my sinus surgery done. I have enough pain to deal with as it is now and I can do something about my sinus pain (and snoring), so I decided I have put it off long enough. I watched my daughter go through this surgery and it's recovery, always thought she was a braver soul than I after that one. It worked wonders for her so she could do her deep water dive, along with feeling like she had a new set of lungs when it all healed. It will help my bike riding as well....speaking of bike riding.....

I plan on getting the bike out next week, the weather is finally into full spring mode, so I can get about three weeks of riding in before summer starts. I miss it so much, but I am not looking forward to the added pain since I am starting from square one again.

Tomorrow I am off to the studio, for a shoot and to have a sit down with Tim and Tom in order to get everything straightened out hopefully. Amber is going to bring Lola over, she is one of the dogs that is on a long term boarding situation. The owners are military and are currently doing tours in Iraq until July it seems, we are all hoping they make it home safe and can get Lola back to a real home again. At this point she has spent more time with the people at Camp Bow Wow than with her owners.

This is the lovely Lola Lola by my-own-nightmare

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AeisLugh Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
I have, on occasioned followed the american political debate regarding creating government health care like we have here in Canada.

Invariably there are always so many loud voices against it, and I always wonder why. I mean, out health care system here in Canada isn't perfect, but geez, at least someone who is as ill is she is would not be worrying about doctors bills. Medication isn't covered sure, but considering the cost of doctors and specialists and hospital visits and etc, it would take a load off her plate.

For the US, a country with a military budget probably dwarfing most country's full budget, you'd think it would be a drop in the bucket to be able to standardize health care so good people like her could be taken care of. geesh
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krash Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
personally I find it sickening, I have been part of the system with and without insurance and there is a huge difference in care for either. The fact that some government officials have free health care for life while their people are left with nothing is terribly wrong.
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AeisLugh Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
yup. the problem with government officials is they all seem to be at least upper middle class. At least they are by the time they get to the upper parts of government. With that kind of lifestyle, the only real reason that would drive them to do anything that involved "welfare" spending is if it would be a good move to get re-elected (or at least, they think it wouldn't hurt their chances).

politicians are way too separated from the majority of the people they are supposed to represent.
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SafetyInNumbness Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't imagine what you american all go through. I'm england, so I get free medical health care and all that. :(
Poor vispir
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imus Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Hey, On the bike note I think I'll be pulling mine out as well and trying to get some good mountain bike rides going.

Hope all goes well with the surgery.
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krash Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks.

I love MB riding just have to train/ride for a few months before I can do any kind of off road stuff, even then I can only do it a few times a month.
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imus Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
My heart goes out to Vispir and her whole family but I'm not so sure she would get any better care in Canada, France or the UK.
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krash Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
She would get care equal to and possibly better as they have in here the states and since all three places have free health care there would be no issues with her not being able to receive treatment due to no insurance or money. Health care in this country is insane for those without insurance, been there myself and seen how care changes or does not happen when you have no insurance vs. when you do.
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imus Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Wow, I know the insurance companies' policies make it very difficult for the un-insured.
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colt51 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
I have *Vispir s situation linked in my Journal, too. It is a sad state of affairs when the (so called) most advanced nation will not help it's own.
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