Posts Tagged ‘disabilities’
Sometimes it pays to aim higher than doctors say is possible, as this teen has proven, following a brain injury.
hat tip: Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network
… coping with Down Syndrome. The program is set to expand throughout the Republic, according to the linked Irish Times article.
hat tip: Youth Defence (Facebook post)
Cass Harris has cerebral palsy. When she was born, her parents were handed grave warnings. Since then, God have mercy, some people have told her she’s living proof of why abortion is merciful. Cass is Christian. Let her shine a little light and love – and insight – into your life, via this short article.
hat tip: Sue Bohlin (Facebook)
A boy without a cerebellum is forcing medical experts to admit they didn’t know as much about the brain as they thought they did.
“Cerebral palsy couldn’t stop author” shines the spotlight on a 57-year-old woman with cerebral palsy, the family that sees her as a gift from God, and the people who help her live with dignity.
One program at Opportunity Village has allowed Deanna [Lingenfelter] to author three books. “In the middle of the night, God woke me up,” said Deanna. “He said I want you to write books for children on disabilities. If anybody can do it, you can because you are my child and I know you can do this.”
In 2002, “The Magic Toy Box” was published. It’s about a boy and girl who come upon a toy box filled with “broken” toys. Among them, a doll that can’t stand and a teddy bear that can’t see. Each of the toys talks to the children and explains that even though some of their parts don’t work, they still have feelings and want to play.
Her second book, “More Magic,” is geared toward school-aged children. A third book, “God Set Me Free,” an autobiography, is her most recent publication. “The books teach children to relate to us,” said Deanna.
Today, she is a regular member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish in Clear Lake, Iowa. A bus transports Deanna and eight other residents from Opportunity Village each week.
“People can be bitter about a disability or they can make the best of it,” she said. “I am doing my best because I promised my family I would. Without my family and God I wouldn’t be the lady I am today.”
Via Amy Welborn, Julia Duin has written an article headlined Choosing not to abort babies with disabilities (Washington Times, May 10, 2009), with info on supportive organizations, websites, blogs, and books, amongst other things.
Feel free to add to that resource list here in the comments. Thanks.
Michelle Zappe links to, and comments on, a story about a disabled Kansas resident who was written off a bit too soon by school officials.