Conwy woman with rare blood condition forced to sell possessions after being told she’s ‘fit to work’

Wendy Smith, 62, from Kinmel Bay is refusing to claim for Jobseekers Allowance because she says she is not fit to return to work

A Kinmel Bay woman diagnosed with a rare blood disease which leaves her in debilitating pain has started selling her possessions after being told she’s fit to work.

Wendy Smith, 62, has been battling the effects of Henoch Schonlein purpura (HSP) for the last 40 years.

The condition narrows the smaller blood vessels in Wendy’s the body and attacks her kidneys as if they were foreign bodies.

Other symptoms include skin problems, decreased bone density and bouts of chronic pain.

But the former chef and hotelier has had her disability benefits taken away after a UK Government assessor told her she was fit to work.

read more: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/conwy-woman-rare-blood-condition-11770035

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