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By Eric Adler
Kansas City Star 

Social Security failing to keep up with disabled population


March 24, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The tumors and cysts that blinded Barbara Sales in her left eye and, years ago, lodged in her brain have robbed her of far more than her sight and memory.

"I have photos of her face all bruised up because she got up in the middle of the night, had a seizure and fell into the dresser," said her daughter Alicia Kroll, 25, who is a surgical nurse.

Three seizures forced Sales, 53, a former Lenexa resident, to lose a job she'd hoped to get full time. Her maladies and medications, treatments for a rare genetic disease, have made her short-term memory so faulty that she o...

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