by Cynthia Mulligan and Mahnoor Yawar
City News, Sept. 2, 2020
COVID-19 has proven itself as not an equal opportunity crisis, revealing cracks in the system that leave the most vulnerable exposed.
Low income and racialized communities have been hit the hardest, but there is another group that feels abandoned and ignored – people with disabilities.
There are fears some with disabilities are considering assisted dying as a last resort.
Kim is a recipient of Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and says her life has been “pure hell” during the pandemic. CityNews has honoured Kim’s request not to use her last name.
“It’s like I’m being punished for being born disabled, like I committed some kind of crime,” said Kim.