Life After Paralysis Episode 40: Wage Disparities & The Great Caregiver Shortage

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If you get paid more to pour a cup of coffee at McDonald’s than be a caregiver, the system is surely unjust. Kevin Orr, a complete C4-5 quadriplegic from Mississippi and former police officer injured in 2009, has experienced a severe absence of caregivers since the pandemic began (with his mother becoming his full-time caregiver as a result).

Tiffiny and Kevin discuss possible solutions to his dilemma, and the greater issue at hand. They also discuss his passion of mouth painting, and how painting objects with drip paint finally got him the attention of buyers.

Listen time is 47 minutes. Listen to the podcast below or you can find it here

— See Kevin’s artwork


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