Wednesday marked the 23rd International Day of Persons' of Disabilities. Much has been achieved around the world to promote understanding of disability issues and to mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. Here in Canada, we celebrate these achievements, but we know that there is still so much to do. As just an example among so many, Marianne found herself relying on credit cards to pay for food and other essentials after rheumatoid arthritis wreaked havoc on her body leaving her with extreme pain. She no longer could keep up with the demands of her bookkeeping business, beginning a spiral that left her in poverty.