mostly about spina bifida and being different.
Originally Posted by pnggrad79
I had two students with mild forms of spina bifida. One could walk, but her knees were bowed, and she had to use a walker, but I was amazed how fast she could walk. The other could walk, run, jump, swim, ride horses, skip, play and lead a normal life. I was lucky to have them so I could learn more about spina bifida and how these kids need to be treated, not as freaks but as human beings with feelings and hopes and dreams like everyone else. I live for the day when difference is celebrated and not feared.
People seem to fear difference no matter what form it takes. I'm glad you had these two students to show you that they are just people. It's a double whammy for me being bisexual and having spina bifida. With spina bifida it makes a huge difference as to where you have the lesion on your back. A higher lesion generally means less function. A lower lesion means more function.
"Beloved let us tolerate one another. For tolerance is of God and everyone that tolerates is born of God and knows God. He that tolerates not, knows not God for God is tolerance." 1 John 4:7,8