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Maybe This Is why Disabled People are Lonely
03-04-2012, 10:42 AM
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Maybe This Is why Disabled People are Lonely
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03-04-2012, 12:23 PM (This post was last modified: 03-04-2012 12:29 PM by Ak5.)
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I went to school with a student in Middle School, he was disabled. He had a ventilator and a nurse with him 24/7. He was involved in a terrible accident that paralyzed him from the neck down.

I made sure to talk to him every single day of school and at every class we had.

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03-04-2012, 12:26 PM
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(03-04-2012 12:23 PM)Ak5 Wrote:  I went to school with this student in Middle School, he was disabled. He had a ventilator and a nurse with him 24/7. He was involved in a terrible accident that paralyzed him from the neck down.

I made sure to talk to him every single day of school and at every class we had.

I don't think this is the same person. This video was taken very recently and from the looks of things you guys aren't the same ages.

Plus the kid does not have a ventilator.
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03-04-2012, 12:28 PM
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No not that guy lol. Someone different.

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03-04-2012, 12:29 PM
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(03-04-2012 12:28 PM)Ak5 Wrote:  No not that guy lol. Someone different.

Oh you were telling a story. I'm sorry. I misunderstood.

That's good you talked to him. =)
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03-04-2012, 12:31 PM
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(03-04-2012 12:29 PM)SophiaGrace Wrote:  
(03-04-2012 12:28 PM)Ak5 Wrote:  No not that guy lol. Someone different.

Oh you were telling a story. I'm sorry. I misunderstood.

That's good you talked to him. =)

Yeah, it was very tragic what happened to him. Honestly, even though I am lonely, there are plenty of people who are worse off.

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03-04-2012, 01:55 PM
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That video actually makes me kind of sad. My experience of people with disabilities is very limited but you could see that little boy wanted to interact, he was aware of everything going on, yet the heartbreaking thing is he looked almost resigned to it, like it was normal.

I think most able bodied/minded people are lonely, not by choice so much as fear? I know how it feels to be stood on your own at a large gathering and due to self confidence feel I can't take part, but if I pushed myself I possibly could, whereas he doesn't have that choice and I can't imagine what that must feel like.

Then again, how many of us at that age, or even now, would take the time to interact with a severely disabled person? It's often easier to ignore something that is different than it is to understand it.

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03-04-2012, 02:11 PM
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very sad, i hate to think that such things happen in our schools, there are paid educators to make sure things like that dont happen. There are a few disabled children at our school, i'm proud to say that my daughter is part of the friends project. It involves having lunch the the children and keeping them company in activities. She is only 11, and the educator says she is doing a great job since she is very social and outspoken, lol, shes very protective of her new friends.

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03-04-2012, 11:21 PM
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(03-04-2012 02:11 PM)whispers Wrote:  very sad, i hate to think that such things happen in our schools, there are paid educators to make sure things like that dont happen. There are a few disabled children at our school, i'm proud to say that my daughter is part of the friends project. It involves having lunch the the children and keeping them company in activities. She is only 11, and the educator says she is doing a great job since she is very social and outspoken, lol, shes very protective of her new friends.

I had that. What'll happen when the teacher says "it's time to split you up" like mine did in the 6th grade?

Then started my difficulties making friends.
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03-05-2012, 12:13 AM
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Fucking hell that brought me to tears. A few years ago I was watching a musical at a theatre, it was produced for children with loads of music and magic but when a group of disabled children came in (with carers) both the theatre owners and other families told them to go to the back to avoid being a bother. This sent me in a rage because not only did the back lack any sort of seating but there were a number of pillars there that blocked out views too. Thankfully the owners changed their minds when I burst into their office like a raging bull but it sickens me to think some people still think that behaviour is ok in this day and age.

Thanks for posting that clip, I’m going to look into doing some more volunteering work closer to the summer.

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