"I wish people would just look at you for who you are, and not treat you like they are superior; like you’re on a different level just because you need Welfare. I’m so used to being let down. I’m so used to being disappointed. I’m so used to everything just crumbling down on me that I don’t ask for any help anymore."
“There are some benefits. They provide your children with vaccinations, things that they can’t get in third world countries, things that we take for granted… they can take care of me medically but the rest of me is just dangling out there, hanging on a rope...”