With the movie, “Me Before You” coming out, the topic of assisted suicide seems appropriate. I remember the first time…
Why don’t they have stricter standards? Ignorance. The federal and state laws are written by able-bodied people who couldn’t be more ignorant of what someone with a true disability needs. The current situation and laws perpetuate the stereotype that people with disabilities are second class citizens. There is a lack of knowledge, and that needs to change. Our medical field and government perpetually victimize people with disabilities. Whether it be handing out disabled parking to anyone who asks or ignoring our pleas for changes. We have voices for a reason, let’s use them to educate people and demand change. I smell a class action, because after all the only language these greedy bastards speak is $$$
To some people, this may not seem like a big deal. What’s the problem with being allowed to bring one of your best friends with you everywhere? Unfortunately, it’s a huge problem. Every legitimate service animal has been evaluated, and will continue to be evaluated to make sure that it is suitable to be out in public where you may experience large crowds, loud noises, and a huge list of distractions. A lot of average pets can be easily scared by many of those things, which can also mean aggression and violent behavior. That is not safe at all for the public, and especially not safe for service animals.
On record, Bethany said that the DCS is “such a defunct, broken system… a whirlpool creating its own internal problems, and are not servicing the children in a healthy way.” While, as a potential adoptive parent, you are required to go through classes that are inspected at a microscopic level, the children that are in foster homes require only a fraction of this oversight or screening. They are being placed with multiple other children, often in unhealthy homes, and without care and safety.
There are so many wheely awesome things in the world, where to begin? In our Fourth Column, we will be profiling some of the best things we can find for wheelchair-users: – the products, places, and things that you will not want to miss! So get ready to be healthier, safer, and to add new ideas to your wish list and vision boards!
What an amazing evening! Starting with a Red Hot Red Carpet, with Wayne Newton, Emilio Estefan, Phil Collins, Super Star…
We need to make more of an effort to improve our lives via the significant human interactions we all need to sustain our mental and physical health. Studies show that social interaction is necessary to prevent depression, as well as the positive physical effects of touch, eye to eye contact and mental stimulation we gain by actually being in the physical presence of others.
I can state from my experience, that if you are being bullied or feel in danger because of someone else, you must seek help. Don’t ever be embarrassed or feel ashamed. It is more shameful not to get help when you need it. Do not ever allow yourself to consider self-harm that can lead to taking your life.
We give as much as we get. We may not be able to fix the kitchen sink, but we may design and send the invites, plan the menu, cook the meal, and take care of most of the details. We have way more strengths than weaknesses to bring to a relationship, so don’t assume we can’t be an equal partner.
I have a darn good idea of what I am supposed to do in this life. While the wheelchair is not who I am, it sure has helped to form my personality, and it’s made my perspective something it would never have been otherwise.