Sick, frail struggle most in aftermath of superstorm Sandy

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    Some of society's most vulnerable people -- the elderly, the disabled and the chronically ill -- have been pushed to the brink in the powerless, flood-ravaged neighborhoods struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

    The storm didn't just knock out electricity and destroy property when it came ashore in places like the Far Rockaway section of Queens. It disrupted the fragile support networks that allowed the neighborhood's frailest residents to get by.

    Here, the catastrophe has closed pharmacies, kept home care aids from getting to elderly clients and made getting around in a wheelchair impossible. The city has recorded at least two deaths of older men in darkened buildings.

    For some living in the disaster zone, it has all been too much.

    When a team of medics and national guardsmen turned up at Sheila Goldberg's apartment tower in Far Rockaway on Friday to check on the well-being of residents, floor by floor, the 75-year-old burst into tears and begged for help caring for her 85-year-old husband.

    "This is a blessing. I'm at my wit's end," she sobbed.


    Read more: Sick, frail struggle most in aftermath of superstorm Sandy | Fox News
     
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    Funny how with all the roads that Obama still can't help these people. This guy should of never blamed Bush for shit.
     
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    It's a dismal democrat fucking National Disgrace. But they voted for obama anyway. sure is tuff.
     
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    and what have the great republican gods done? not a damn thing......mitt could donate money..trump could donate the 5 million.....
     
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    so willow have you donated? did you donate blood...what has your ass done for the sandy victims?
     
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    i donated blood as soon as i could
     
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    We lost. We're not supposed to do anything but sit here and rely on big Government. Romney and Trump will donate in the form of MORE TAXATION to big Government.
     
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    I cannot donate blood. I'm a reject.
     
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    This country now deserves to feel the pain like France, Britain and maybe I won't go into it.
     
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    i saw the greatest shirts on two motor cycle people yesterday....

    "a blood donor saved my life"

    damn that is way too big lol i do not know how to resize
     

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