Re: Feo: The Evolution of Saving Sick Foetus's

Posted by
Kathy on Feb 27, 2004 at 01:17

Re: Feo: The Evolution of Saving Sick Foetus's (Mike Kremer)

Can't let all THAT slide! I councelled and taught a profoundly deaf youth (she taught me how to sign, and also used a translation service) - she even learned to drive a manual. She was the one and only person to note 'feeling' the fan kick in. Both her and older brother were born deaf, her brother coming to an early end as the result of a vicious attack, where it was her parents that tried to keep her handicapped to protect her, not her. She eventually went on to teach. Has more to say for opportunities than circumstances.

I taught another young woman, whom was so afflicted with epilepsy her family elected to have her 'fixed', only it subsided with age to become totally controlled with light medication. She was learning diabled taking longer to teach, but, once learned, lessons were fixed. We also followed up councelling and research to enable her being assessed to at least adopt. Such a pretty little active young lady, with no hopes of carrying her own, nor contributing her eggs, because it was thought they were doing the right thing. Perhaps they were. That's when she set off to find out for herself. When we touch base she has grown in leaps and bounds, returned to school, has better jobs and more beautiful every day. Glowingly beautiful. I taught her to drive a manual, and the rewards are still pouring in. You aught to see HER car now (flashier than mine), and no hangers on plus totally self supporting. She had excellent parenting, but poor council. They could have left her the means to carry a baby, if not her own eggs.

I have another long term friend whom is profoundly blind. I've never seen her out of work, and has everything that opens and shuts to show for it. However she had never driven a car. I took her out into a flat field and let her drive her heart out. She brags about that to this day. She can also relay every tail you can construe of victimization and exploitation because of her blindness. She could travel from the surburbs by rail, bus and ferry, counting measured steps and knowing when to turn. Taxi's, however, were dangerous, and always over charged "because she couldn't SEE"?

I genuinely believe those with a bit of disadvantage come to see it as providing opportunities to have their existance challenged, making them better or bitter. Better by proving against all odds and honing the skills necessary to co-exist, at least, and contribute, if allowed. But survival they learn. Bitter is when they haven't come to terms with what all that disadvantage represents to those who see them as much more than they are - a threat, someone different or to be exploited because of.

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