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My Story and A Challenge
by Brita Skinner
05/31/13
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This story starts 7 years ago. I was working for 7-11. I sprained my ankle and it didnít heal properly. In 2008 I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. This is a disease of the nervous system. I live in pain on a constant basis. This is a 24/7 condition that has me taking handfuls of pills several times a day.

I have been fighting with WCB Sask. to get my benefits back to cover my medical expenses and my medication expenses. But, this only covers the injury itself and my pain and suffering. This doesnít cover the emotional and mental distress that Iíve been going through over the last 7 years.

In April of this year I nearly had a settlement from 7-11 for the emotional and mental distress that Iíve gone through over the last 7 years and the mental and emotional distress that I will continue to go through for the rest of my life.

The day that I was supposed to get my settlement I found out that the settlement had been pulled off the table and 7-11 decided that they wanted me to sue them and take them to court rather then just paying me the settlement and being done with it.

I have nothing against 7-11. They are a good company. They run a good business. But, when it comes to their injured and permanently disabled workers they donít care and they think they can treat us like 2nd class citizens. I am in a wheelchair now because of what theyíve done to me and I have bad dayís when all I want to do is cry because I feel like my family is falling apart around me and thereís nothing that I can do to help or change our situation.

So, here is my challenge to all you my faithful readers. I challenge each and everyone of you to contact Mr. Joe DePinto, (Iíve provided his email address at the end of this blog). Tell him that you disagree with the way heís treating his disabled injured workers. Tell him that he needs to pay the settlement and let me get on with my life. Tell him that he needs to step up and do the right thing and ease my mental and emotional distress over this disease and the fact that Iíll never work again because of the fact that I sprained my ankle and I had the misfortune of having it not heal properly and he needs to ensure that I am properly taken care of as that is what he should be doing as an employer.

Mr. DePintoís email address is: joe.depinto@7-11.com

I live in God's grace and I know that it's only with his help, his strength and his love that helps me to get through each day, even though each day brings me one day closer to homelessness and utter ruin. But, I trust in God and I trust that he will show me his plan for me and keep me from being on the street and I have faith that he will show me how to stay away from Utter ruin and homelessness.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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