Annabel goes back to Ottawa to speak and be heard!

Campaign Created by: Annabel Purcell

The funds from this campaign will be received by Annabel Purcell.

Goal: CAD $4,000
Raised: CAD $ 1,850


I need to get back to Ottawa for Saturday! Β To speak at a rally to bring more awareness to this cause! It's about LIFE WITH DIGNITY not DEPRIVATION and oppression, ableism, shame, stigma! I don't like living below poverty when I worked w all I had for 25years! I think I can get myself there and have friends to stay with! I just need to get home and continue to plan a disabled rights rally "NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US"! They need to start treating us as whole citizens- nothing less! Thank you all for the support as I found the right people who can help me! They want me there let's do this! πŸ₯ΉπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Hello my fellow Canadians!! I need you to help get me to Ottawa to survive! I know there are kind Canadians out there please help!! I'm eligible for medical assistance in dying! This is real!Β 

Yes I'm a diverse Canadian due to a stroke at age 5. It will be 40years Feb 28th and 5years of post stroke headaches and suffering with worsening dystonia- of which I worked through until I was diagnosed. Yes I hollered at the neurologist, "what?? Things can and are getting worse?? No you need to look further into this, this can't be happening??" So I had to swallow that pill and stop working! Anything I put effort into - even having fun- can cause these headaches! Stress as well Omg- the financial stress I'm under should not exist in a first world nation- 'this is Canada' our prime minister said??? Yes it is so why am I below poverty in a broken body when I worked 3 different careers over 25years?? Also I've got Crohn's so that slows me down to and scoliosis and oh the back injuries from a terrible accident of which should have killed me! But didn't.Β 

Like I said I'm a diverse individual who has never given up! Yes I had to give up work to work on me. I found myself in emergency surgery in 2years ago bc I was ignoring my body while working. I can't do that again so I've been working at this idea of going to Ottawa to push bill c22 into the Canadian Disability Benefit!! It's been read twice in parliament but they've poured millions into this medical assistance in dying first?? There's no healthcare in Canada and I can't live on 758$ a month! My plan is to do a peaceful demonstration just me in a snowbank w signs indicating that I not only climbed my way up the snowbank but up a long hill that I'm proud to look back on! I can't use my arm and my legs wonky too but I can do this on the 40th anniversary to the day I had my stroke! I'm not going to live forever but I shouldn't be forced out w a team of Dr's not yet! The walls are closing on me - this is my last shot. Please help! I won't let you down and I won't sleep until I get up there bc we are currently number 1 in the world for maid service!! I am 45years old- I am not ready for that yet! It becomes available to the mentally ill March 17th! This is real!! I need to get up there and draw the politicians out to say ok ok let's do this- the bill has passed !! We do care - we don't want you to die! If they can't do that this is not my Canada!! It's not the same as it was! I was brought up in the medical system and it's now broken! There is no help but help with death?!?! Help me help the most vulnerable Canadians please! I can't just sit and take this no!! That wouldn't be Canadian of me! They can't hide from a 100lbs disabled woman! I'm going for freedom of the disabled! For those who can't! I have a purpose!!!!Β 


Last minute plans! Ottawa for a rally on Saturday April 1st!!
March 28, 2023
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Yes that's right the pressure is on but I'm ready to be HEARD!! This is an opportunity I cannot miss! Let's get me back to Ottawa to be a speaker as an April fools trick πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ₯². I've been looking at flair airlines bc their deals are cheaper than the train πŸš‚! I think I can get myself there and have friends to stay with! I need to bring more awareness to this cause! It's about LIFE WITH DIGNITY not death w dignity, for the impoverished disabled Canadians! I say NO to living a life of DEPRIVATION oppression, isolation, ableism, shame, stigma! I just need to get home and continue to plan a disabled rights rally "NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US"! They need to start treating us as whole citizens- nothing less!!!  I don't like living below poverty when I worked w all I had for 25years with the use of one arm and expected to act as though I was ok; in a world that wasn't built for me!! Barriers like hurdles that I flew over; so yes I need to get there and BACK!  This is an opportunity to be heard by many! Thank you all for the support as I found the right people who can help me! They want me there let's do this! God bless each and everyone of you πŸ₯ΉπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

I made it!! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
March 10, 2023
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Yes I made it to Ottawa and as I expected there's much more work to be done!  I didn't speak to any politicians because they were on recess! That said I was found by the right people to help me organize a disabled rally/march,  if I can get back there to network and meet others! 

So I'm leaving this open because I have to go back to stand for disability rights and get as many people as I can to join me! Baby steps I know!! The people who found me showed me all around the city and the buildings!! Scary buildings with old old old devils 😱😱. I am just as horrified writing that  as you are reading it!! πŸ˜±πŸ’”πŸ’” !! It felt like Gotham city until I heard this man ask if I needed a hug!? When I went up a snowbank- yes I got up in a snowbank and security was after me πŸ₯΅πŸ«£. In all fairness I had a permit for two chairs on parliament lawn and they wouldn't let me sit on my signs on day one! I am disabled, we couldn't bring the lawn chairs on the train so they made it difficult for me !! That said I stood in a snow blizzard and handed out my briefings to the right people who went to get the kind men of Ottawa who found me! I was upset because a man was running up and down Wellington screaming for help. It was obvious to me that he was in a mental break aka psychosis! I went to ask security to take him to the hospital and they said no? That no hospital would take him? In Ottawa? They don't have psychiatric wards?? It was awful but I faced it and can clearly see I've got more work to do! 

Thank you all so very much for the prayers- they were felt ! The donations paid for everything and I've got all the receipts! I am leaving this open because I have to return for the tulip festival in May!! I've been introduced to so many over the phone that I must go again and get more awareness on the situation for the impoverished disabled in Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ . It's not good disabled Canadian's are turning to medical assistance in death bc they can't afford to live! This trip has turned me around!! I've got so much more to do to bring our most vulnerable to feel free to enjoy this country! To not feel like they are under house arrest if they have homes!!?? It's a horrific scene, not what you see in the news at all! Not what I was lead to believe my entire life! To not feel put aside as I did until I got this idea in my mind! Yes I'm disabled but I'm also spunky and smart! I will create change !! I promise you this! From the bottom of my heart I WILL CREATE CHANGE!!! 


Annabel C Purcell 

Trips booked thank you all so much!
February 15, 2023
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First I'm not a savvy person but I found the update button thank God because I have to thank you! When I was a child and had my stroke my Nanny had St Anslem's Catholic Church in West Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia....My grandmother had that church pray and light a candle for me every Saturday night! I believe the prayers are a big part of why I'm still standing!! My brain scans never showed well- they still don't but I'm still me! Thank you ISN'T enough as prayers are attached- my Nanny would be happy thank you πŸ₯΅πŸ₯²β€οΈβ€πŸ©Ή.  

Since Clyde had me on his YouTube podcast where he brought awareness to this fundraiser- well I've been blown away by the kindness and have booked a nice little air bnb and flights home as I've got medical appointments on the 6th!

I plan on being outside of parliament for three solid days with music and a briefing and signs for as long as my body will allow me! I've got the permit to do so!! I'm thinking I can be out all day? It all depends on weather, my adrenaline levels and food and water which we will have! I'll definitely have to pace myself but I'm ready !! I've been walking the beaches and looking for signs and they're all a go because of you! 

 I just got Botox to my arm and leg which makes my walking abilities easier so that's good!  Just don't be alarmed if you see me limping !! 

I will do my best to represent every disabled person in Canada! We need autonomy and inclusion and acceptance!! We need bill C22 passed now before another impoverished disabled Canadian chooses death with dignity because Canada won't give us life with dignity!! I'm going for life with dignity so I can get my name off the maid list! Yes I signed up and can't believe how easy it was versus how hard it's been to receive proper health care - not only on myself- but my family over the last 40years! The government of Canada is slowly picking away at everything I worked for! At my dignity as a disabled Canadian Citizen! They've made death more accessible than any healthcare I've ever received! Always hoops and loops! I hope to make you and my country as proud as when I swam for team Canada in the south of France at age 16! I'm somebody they can't take that from me! I won't back down nor will I be disrespectful!! Stay tuned!! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦


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