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Travel Abroad with My Son and a Disability

by Lu Sobredo
Are you on the fence about traveling with a disability or any form of physical limitation and  discomfort? Have you thought as I did, how could I possibly consider traveling under the circumstances? After all, I have a chronic and disabling medical condition that rendered me nearly immobile. Mine is known as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). If after reading this essay I somehow nudged one or a few to no longer be on the fence or even just stirred curiosity about traveling abroad, then I’ve made a small difference.
If you read my WELCOME blog Travel and Why Not?, I described the doctor visit that confirmed my diagnosis of RA which seems fitting to include here again. During the consultation visit on August 5, 2013, the doctor informed me that the disease will become progressively worse; that I will be bedridden and crippled in no time; and that it behooves me to begin treatment right away to curb any additional damage to my joints. He highlighted in no uncertain terms that I woul…