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Lawrence resident Patti Essman, 58, moves through her living room on Thursday, picking up her belongings after a fall earlier in the day that knocked over a card table. Essman, who says she suffers from various debilitating ailments including arthritis and fibromyalgia, has been waiting for more than two years to receive assistance from the state. She says she is unable to stay on her feet for any length of time as a result of pain and fatigue associated with illnesses. When she goes outside, she generally uses a wheelchair.

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50YearResident 1 year, 8 months ago

Great video and story documentary. This could help a lot of people.

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christy kennedy 1 year, 8 months ago

I don't know what her other health problems are, but if they're diet- and lifestyle-related like the ones mentioned, moving less may seem easier but it won't help. Not comparing, but I had to fight my way back to good health after being misdiagnosed for a long, long time. And here's a guy who overcame all kinds of things. It's hard work, and first you have to believe you can get better, but it can make all the difference in the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qX9FSZJu448

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