How to be a kid and still have a career
By now, we’ve all heard about the teen pregnancy epidemic.
We’ve seen the horrific images of young girls and boys who are left to face the brunt of the crisis, or at least the worst of it.
But what about all the other people who didn’t have the resources or the skills to do their part?
Here are 10 people who could’ve been in the same situation.1.
A former basketball star who had to turn to a disability fund to cover his costs.
As the teen years rolled on, Michael McBride was a high school basketball player, but after graduating in 2008 he couldn’t find a job and ended up living with his grandmother in a homeless shelter.
He needed help, and in 2013 he was diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain disease.
“I had to find some money to survive,” McBride told The Huffington Post in 2014.
His grandmother had helped him get a disability check for $1,000, and he applied for the Veterans Disability and Healthcare Improvement program (VDHAIP) and was approved in 2015.
But McBride still needed to find work.
In April of 2018, he was given an offer from the University of Kentucky that allowed him to work for the school.
“[The VDHAIP] is really what I needed to get by and it’s what made me so comfortable,” McBride said.
After the scholarship ended, McBride had to leave the shelter to work full-time at a convenience store.
“I’ve been working here for about four months, so I’m in a pretty good situation right now,” he said.
“The VDAHIP helps a lot with that, so it’s a great benefit for me.”2.
An ex-NFL running back who was diagnosed as having CTE in 2009 and later left his job as a police officer.
The retired running back from New Jersey had been working as a cop for seven years before he was finally diagnosed with CTE.
During the course of his treatment, he also had brain damage that was exacerbated by alcohol and drugs.
According to a 2013 study, McBrides brain had degenerated into a “brain-eating amoeba” that was responsible for his CTE symptoms.
McBrides grandmother told him, “This is going to make your life a living hell.”
McBrances treatment was the result of his doctor and an NFL team who had offered him an extension and encouraged him to keep working.3.
A retired police officer who was given a $2 million grant to keep his brain in good working condition.
While he was working full-timers at a small convenience store, James O’Keefe was diagnosed in 2015 with C.T.E. and was receiving treatment from a neurosurgeon at the University Hospital of Pittsburgh.
O’Keefe had to stop working because he was “losing my vision,” and in February 2018, a $3.5 million grant was given to him to continue his treatment.
“You know what?
This is the way life is,” O’Keefe told The Washington Post in 2019.
“So I have to stay in this world.”
“But you know, it’s just not going to be the same.”4. “
It’s a very rewarding feeling,” he told The Post.
“But you know, it’s just not going to be the same.”4.
A nurse who was part of the VA health care system’s first-ever study of veterans who were diagnosed with PTSD.
For years, veteran health care providers have been trying to understand what PTSD means to veterans and how they can help veterans.
Vets who were recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were given a simple questionnaire that was designed to measure their symptoms, as well as the extent of their disability.
Dr. Katherine Kuehn-Roper, a psychiatrist at the VA Boston Healthcare System, conducted the study and wrote about it in an article for the National Veterans Coalition, a nonprofit group that advocates for veterans.
She concluded that PTSD is “a symptom of post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is the underlying disorder that leads to depression, anxiety, and other symptoms.”5.
An actress who was an outspoken advocate for transgender people.
Karen Gillan is the first openly transgender person to play a prominent role in mainstream American cinema.
She was also a vocal advocate for the transgender community, and helped lead the groundbreaking Transgender Health and Liberation Act of 2018.
Gillan came out as transgender in 2015, and she spoke about the issue at a New York City Pride event in 2015 and again in 2017.
“When I was doing my research, I thought I was just going to have to go in there and find some people and say, ‘What do you think