You, disabled? What are your chances?
Higher than you probably think. You can ignore the problem, but it’s hard to ignore the facts:
- Just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year-olds will become disabled before they retire.
- Accidents are NOT usually the culprit. Back injuries, cancer, heart disease and other illnesses cause the majority of long-term absences.
The infographics and facts and figures at this Pinterest page highlight the reality that disability, whether congenital or due to aging, illness, or injury, eventually touches us or a friend or family member.