Mental And Physical Disabilities Of The Community

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Avila-Garcia 1
Maria G. Avila-Garcia
English II
Mrs. O’Sullivan, Sherry
3 September 2015
Mental and Physical Disabilities This community has plenty of things to focus on, like work, family and a social life. All of those things should be important to them, yet focusing on people that need help should be something they do as well. There are people that deserve to be helped but almost no one helps them. These people have either mental or physical disabilities that stop them from being happy. People with bad emotional and physical health should have more attention because they get neglected by society, they have economic problems, and they could be pushed to harm themselves. These people should not be going through hard things in their
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