Andy Hamilton? He's only one of my favourite radio comedy writers, ever! Old Harry's Game! Revolting People! I knew he was short (they're always teasing him about it), but I didn't know he had other health problems too (luckily mostly in the past, from what I can gather). His family seem to have been very nice about it, lucky him.
On the other link: "Q: What are your tips for dealing with the uncertainty and fear around being a disabled freelance writer? A: Marry someone so you have health insurance."
LOL. Actually, good advice. Also make sure to get dental too.