What We Need - Angela Adler

May 20, 2020

My name is Angela Adler. I have chronic illness and PTSD. I am caring for my partner, who has a brain injury, through his brain cancer treatment. I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, my partner has been laid off. I work from home as a university professor. We are surviving on my graduate school stipend and unemployment compensation. My son had to go stay with grandparents because my partner and I are particularly vulnerable to the virus. Usually I get treated for my chronic illness every two weeks, but now my doctors won't treat me. The social isolation is also worsening my PTSD. I am worried that my chronic illness and PTSD will flare so badly that I won't be able to take care of my partner. I know you are working on the fourth relief package for COVID-19. I want to learn more about how you are going to help people with disabilities in this package. Thank you very much for your time.