Selfish is a word people dislike because many believe being selfish means you don't care for anyone but yourself. But the only time being selfish is bad is when one does bad things to others--or even themselves--in order to feel good. Being selfish by doing good is not bad! So where am I going with this?
May is also the month of my birthday and Mother's Day. I'm going to be very selfish right now and tell you what I want you to give me for my birthday or Mother's Day or for both days. However, I need you to do this by May 14th. How's that for putting pressure onto my selfish request?
The bureaucrats in DC (via the Social Security Administration - SSA) want to control whether someone with cystic fibrosis is eligible for disability benefits by bureaucratic standards, not by CF doctor's standards. If left unchanged, the proposed rule would keep people with CF who cannot work from accessing these critical resources...meaning life saving medicine and care they need to LIVE.
The SSA recently proposed changes that could make it more difficult for people with CF to receive disability benefits. Please note that these are proposed changes—not final. And this is where my gift request comes in…
Your advocacy efforts may help prevent the SSA's proposal from taking effect. Would you please click the link below and take 25 seconds (that's how long it took me) of your day to fill out the pre-filled out form to send to your State's Senator asking them to reconsider this revision?
That's it. That's all I want for my birthday or Mother's Day or both. You can do it more than once too. :) Oh, I'm being extra selfish now, asking you to do this twice!