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Kelly Woodall – Her Story of how NC’s Severe Budget Cuts Affect Real People

Kelly Woodall is a student getting her masters degree in clinical psychology. She is independent, 26 years old, and works hard every day. She also has cerebral palsy, which means she has to work harder than most people and needs extra help. Unfortunately, budget cuts to Medicaid made by the North Carolina General Assembly mean Kelly is in danger of having to move out of her own apartment and into a nursing home to get the care she needs. Her success and independence would be drastically affected. This is the reality of budget cuts happening right now in North Carolina:

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4 Comments

  1. IBXer

    October 15, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Quick, someone giver her someone else’s money!

  2. Rob Schofield

    October 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

    IBXer – The only reason we’re leaving your post up here and not deleting it is to preserve for posterity the quintessential example of an uninformed, mean-spirited, and all-around knot-headed blog comment. Congratulations.

  3. Adam Searing

    October 15, 2009 at 11:50 am

    “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin

    I’ll hang together with Kelly and the rest of civilized North Carolina.

  4. Barbara

    October 28, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    IBXer apparently doesn’t know it will cost NC tax payers more money to keep Kelly in a nursing home than living in the community not to mention people should not be incarcerated just because they need a little help with daily living. I’m glad IBXer won’t be making my choices for long term care when I need it!