No matter what a person's disability is, they must learn to cope with it on a daily basis. Many people who have had a disability for a long time appear to function quite well. This does not mean life is easy for them. They must compensate every day for their disability. It often takes more time and effort to do things other people take for granted. This daily struggle wears a person down. Taking the time to learn how to properly assist a disabled person, while letting them retain their dignity, is important. Whether they are missing a limb, an organ or fight an unseen battle, they deserve understanding and compassion.