Kimberly Tyler is a content editor and illustrator. She worked full-time for several companies until twelve years ago when she became very ill and ultimately disabled.
Kimberly has accommodated her disabilities by utilizing her prior experience and skills to work part-time through the creation of her own company. In this way, she is able to maintain her required health and therapy appointments, practice self-care and continued healing, and engage in productive work. With each passing year, the number of productive working hours has increased as she gains the upper hand with her wellness needs.
With the upheaval of learning what it meant to live with physical and mental health limitations, Kimberly reached out to federal and state programs for financial support. Kimberly is grateful for these programs, and is still dependant on these organizations as she continuously adapts to lifestyle changes. In the very beginning, the process of obtaining assistance was often daunting and overwhelming, as it took years of continued filing and rejection, living hand to mouth on borrowed money and what felt like borrowed time.
Kimberly has chosen to make the most of her experiences and develop an advocacy network, assisting others as they encounter difficulties within their own understanding of legal, government and insurance paperwork as well as awareness and understanding of physical and mental health diagnoses.
Kimberly believes that the experience of having all that is known turn upside in a matter of days can be devastating. She knows that walking this road alone is not easy, and processing all the necessary changes that come with disability or diagnosis is no small feat, but it can be accomplished. And to that end, Kimberly chooses to be in service to others so they may know that the process does not necessarily need to be accomplished by one person, alone, in the midst of loss.
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