Peter Gunzan was in a car accident a year ago that left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Now, after months of rehab and recovery, Gunzan is a free man.
But he still has to make the most of his disability, which includes learning how to communicate with the public.
Gunzan, who is paralyzed from a spinal cord injury, is among the hundreds of Americans who have signed up for disability-related programs in the past year.
But the number of Americans getting the assistance has been steadily declining, with more than 100,000 Americans receiving disability insurance in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
For Gunzan, that’s a sad state of affairs.
“The number of people receiving disability-based benefits has been decreasing for a long time,” Gunzan told Bloomberg.
“I feel like it’s a really sad state.
People have a hard time taking care of themselves.”
In the past two decades, disability insurance has increased by more than 8 percent per year, according the National Alliance for Disability Rights, a nonprofit that works to reduce the number and severity of disability-insurance claims in the U, including a recent increase of over 50 percent from 2014 to 2017.
It’s a trend that has drawn scrutiny from lawmakers, with several states passing legislation requiring that employers cover disability benefits for employees.
The Trump administration has threatened to pull funding from the program if it doesn’t change.
Gunzan has been on disability insurance since his accident, but his story has become more complex over time, as his rehabilitation has gotten harder and harder.
“I’ve been on a lot of medications, but they’re not always effective.
So I’ve been trying to keep myself on a medication for a year,” Gunz said.
“Now I’m on a newer drug, which is probably more effective, but the side effects have been so bad that I’m now on the medication that I was on before.”
Gunzan also faces new challenges in his recovery.
His body is still undergoing chemotherapy, and Gunz needs to take a new injection every three weeks.
And he’s still not receiving any help from his doctors.
Despite the challenges, Gunz has been determined to get back on his feet.
He’s planning to continue working as a computer programmer, which he hopes to eventually be able to do full-time after retirement.
“I can’t say I’m totally happy,” Gunza said.
Gunz hopes to find work that pays him $15,000 per year.
He also wants to pursue a master’s degree in business management.
“If I can get it done, then I’ll be able go back to being able to sit at home, watch my kids play, and not worry about having to take care of myself,” Gunzer said.
“For now, I just want to get to my job and make my kids happy.”
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