Robin Ghormley, Iowa Citizens for Community ImprovementRobin is a 72 year old nurse and a leader with Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement.
In 1997, arthritis caused both of her
knees to blow out and forced her
into early retirement.As an extremely independent and mobile person, it was hard for Robin
to adjust to no longer being able to rely on just herself.She
had to fight with her
insurance company for disability payments; even though she
had a policy, they would not release payments until she
could prove that she
was disabled for seven months.Robin
ultimately pulled through because of the assistance of her
community, and social welfare programs.