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updated February 2001


Sat, Dec 30, 2000 10:24 AM
From: Prudy Ochs
To: <>
Date: Saturday, December 30,2000 2:15 AM
Subject: smothering to death on words.

i was on a list for a lung transplant, i carried abeeper , then one day i ended in the hospital i could not eat i was under preasure to loose weight. the dr at brattleboro retreat forced me to sign papers she said i was not worthy of a transplant she called the transplant team was taken off the list and given a ldeath sentence. i was seeing a t. who was abusive i reported him he also had a part to play in this i was in one hospital after another. i reported him to liscence board he burnt my art work, he forced me to do dbt therapy he pushed and pushed and said this was the only way to get well. i never was in ahospital till the 3 1/2 yrs seeing him. he told me the diagnosis i had was wrong and changed it he really f me up. the liscence board found him not guilty even though i had all kinds of proof .it is hard to write because i feel i am chcking on my words thank you prudy.


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Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 12:08:38 -0800
From: Jana Overbo <jana@ilrcsforg>
Subject: Living a Life!

Hello Mouth!

I am counting on you and all who read Mouth  to keep the disabled community focused on those of our disabled brothers and sisters who are warehoused in institutions.

I am working at assisting people out of institutions into the community (with the Independent Living Resource Center in San Francisco). We have a monster sized (1200 beds) nursing home called Laguna Honda Hospital. Since it takes such a huge chunk of money to keep it up and running it leaves very little for people to "choose" how and where they receive their services. It doesn't seem like much of a choice if it is "nursing home or the street"...

Please keep the MOUTH as strong and honest as always and I urge every activist/advocate to be aware of the Laguna Honda's in your community!


Jana O. San Francisco, CA <>



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