posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 05:46 AM
I can tell you about something that I witnessed in the USA.
A woman who had 5 kids. Husband dead. 13 year old had spinal bifida, she was the OLDEST.
The rest were some really cute bright eyed, intelligent little cuties anyone would adore.
Ok, I got sent to help teach the 13 to deal with feminine issues because there were problems at school- she was very crippled and handicapped, keep in
I go out and they live out from the city where it's cheaper to live, but of course there are no stores or anything that far out.
Someone has rented them a house for 200 a month that there is a huge hole in the kitchen floor that you can see all the way to the ground in front of
the sink. They use cardboard to cover it and tape it down so the babies don't fall through.
Little furniture- I've seen much better in thrift stores. Few toys. Kids in diapers because it's so hot- it's Georgia so there's no electricity.
House is in horrid, horrid repair- it really should be torn down. No air, no heat other than space heaters.
Only food in the house is boxed mac n cheese- mom gets food stamps but has no transportation, no way to go to the store. I am not a social worker. I
was there as a health care professional- with a dad that's a MASON.
Hygeine issues mainly caused by lack of money for diapers and feminine products and fresh catheters. I could see this families problem was just
enough help to survive, but not enough help to live with such a handicapped child and a mom with no skills, twin babies and no car.
Luckily all it took was a word and the Shriners stepped in and got the family a better place to live, that was close to a store, the child a better
wheelchair, and medical supplies.
I've also had to go to America's low income housing and had a pregnant girl answer the door. I'd need to take her blood pressure and the only
place to sit was on a box in the kitchen because there were NO chairs. There was a tv on a box in the living room and a table in the kitchen. I
don't know what the story was there, other than she was pregnant with blood pressure issues- I don't want to know, I'm glad i only had to go once,
that place scared the crap out of me just being there.