Catie Busser

Hello! I’m very excited to join the disability march, as I wanted to attend in DC, but am unable to handle it at the moment.

As a disabled student, health care is so important to my life. Without it, I would not be able to attend school. Being able to stay on my parents health insurance has made sure that I can receive all of my medications and treatments, while staying in school.

As a future educator, the thought of losing IDEA is frightening. Disabled students matter. IDEA allowed me to get through high school. IDEA assures that children I work with have an equal opportunity for education.

We cannot go backwards in history, but need to move forward to help all disabled people. We matter and we aren’t going anywhere. We will fight for our rights to not just survive, but thrive, no matter what may happen in the next 4 years.

I am a college senior at Radford University, majoring in early childhood, with a concentration in special education. I’ve been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, fibromyalgia, POTS, Raynaud’s syndrome, chronic migraines, chronic sinusitis, an unknown autoimmune disorder, anemia, and pre-diabeties. My goal after graduation is to work at an inclusive elementary school in a preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade classroom.

Female standing in front of some trees. She has dark red curly hair that goes a little past her shoulders. She is wearing black glasses and a green plaid dress. She has her hands on her hips and is smiling at the camera.

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