To the editor:
I hope someday the governor reads this letter. Maybe God will give him the guidance to not close the doors to the Lawrence SRS office. I am handicapped and disabled. I have survived six strokes, an acute myocardial infarct, a rare blood disease and glaucoma. Like so many unfortunate people living in this great city of Lawrence, the local SRS office is helping me to survive.
The governor needs to understand how difficult the options are he has left us to use. 1) If you don’t own a computer, then find one. A lot of times, there are Internet issues preventing easy and quick access to your caseworker. Sometimes, email addresses don’t work or the website isn’t user friendly. 2) Good luck reaching a caseworker by telephone and leaving a message and hearing back in a timely manner. The 87 SRS Lawrence workers are very busy and hard working people. 3) The governor says there are four-lane highways for us to travel on. But what good is this if you can’t afford the gas or it’s too much to make the trip physically?
Maybe the governor hopes people in Lawrence like me will just disappear, give up trying and fighting and go ahead and die. As my health continues to decline I am becoming more concerned as to why our governor doesn’t seem to care. Lawrence needs our SRS office reopened! What part of this doesn’t he understand?
He seems like a nice man. But, what will happen to people like me?
God help us.