Letter writer over-simplifies homelessness issue by using freeloader label as a reason

Dear editor,

To the letter writer that believes homeless people are freeloaders:

Little do you realize that medical conditions prevent many in our community from being able to function as you expect.

The (neuroscience of the) brain can prohibit functionality in our modern society, whether the cause is biological or environmental, it is medically and scientifically real.

You and I are lucky to have good health, but please don’t dismiss those that don’t.

It may seem to you that all people have equal societal capability, but the conditions they live with, are as real as getting cancer, Lyme disease, heart conditions, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, etc.

Ultimately, more funding to early detect and treat these conditions would prevent many from homelessness.

Anne Wichmann

Comox Valley


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