What We Need - Sheila Foglesong

June 16, 2020

My name is Sheila Foglesong and I am a family member of a person with DD. I am from Rural Retreat, Virginia. The COVID-19 emergency has made it extremely difficult to find someone to be my son's direct support staff. It was already a difficult situation and has been compounded by COVID-19. I worry about what will happen if I am helping him and I die, will anyone understand him if he calls 911? It is also very concerning to see states and medical personnel debate the shortage of medical supplies and who will be the recipient of available supplies. No one should have to make that decision outside of the family. I know you are working on the fourth package for COVID-19 and I want to learn more about what you are doing to help and protect people with disabilities. Than you very much for your time.