To the Editor:
I have very strong advocate skills for myself and other people with disabilities. The government of Illinois is not right to cut back on services for people with disabilities. People with disabilities may become homeless without services, and I don’t want to see that happen.
I called two dentists in Crystal Lake, and they are not accepting Medicaid patients because Illinois state government is cutting back on Medicaid reimbursements. I don’t want to go to a dentist in Elgin.
I don’t want to go from McHenry County to another county. I am pretty sure other people with disabilities feel the same about their Medicaid.
I want to see lots of people with disabilities attend the Access Chicago seminar and ask the government what they are doing to help keep services.
I think that the government in Springfield is cutting vital disability services because it wants to get out of debt.
Once they get out of debt, they will reopen doors they closed on people. For example, Family Service and FITE Center for Independent Living.
I want many people with disabilities to get saved, and come to know who God is during these tough times. My church, Willow Creek Community Church, has a partnership with Options and Advocacy to volunteer there. My church wants me to become a leader to help lead their adults with disabilities ministry.