Each year more than 500,000 people reportedly go missing. This is an occurrence I never dreamt would happen to a person I know.
In the past few weeks, a young 22-year-old girl stopped responding to texts, phone calls and social media contact from her family and friends.
Original reports stated no one had contact with the girl for two or three days.
While this may not seem like that big of deal to many people, I can attest that I don’t go even a day without contact with someone of significance that would let my parents know I was alright if they were unsure.
Question: Does Social Security pay you if you become disabled?
Answer: Sometimes. But they aren’t afraid to say no.
According to a 2004 General Accounting Office report regarding the Social Security Administration, 60 percent of all first time claims for Social Security disability benefits were rejected.
The people who really know me can tell you that one of my goals in life is to live in London for at least more than the three months I spent there while in college.
However, I’d hate to think that because of that people think I’m not thankful for the blessing of being born in America.
Certainly, I may have been born in Louisiana — one of the poorest states and a state with one of the worst education systems (especially since I wasn’t lucky enough to be born in Lincoln Parish). But, that’s still better than a great number of places I could have been born.