Do you know any people that are disabled?

@IL2Knit (1141)
United States
June 29, 2007 11:10pm CST
This could be any type of disabilty. Do you see them treated good or bad by the people around them. If you are disabled would yoou tell us in what way and tell us how people treat you. Does it upset you if people ask you about your disabilty? I'm disabled. I have a very hard time walking. I have a cane and for the bad days I have a walker. I like for people to ask me questions. How can they learn if they don't ask.
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@chenee08 (591)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
my brother is disable too. but unlike yours, he can't speak nor can't hear. he's a haring impaired since birth and ia find a hard time commuicating with him coz we're just communicating through sign language and i'm not good at it though i know a bit.
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@IL2Knit (1141)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I'm sorry to hear that. I'm glad he has you to try to understand him. That must be hard for him. Thank you for the reply. :)
• Canada
30 Jun 07
Dear Vlad. What a sweet response, thank you. I love your take on "abled" as opposed ti "disabled." I love how you don't "dis" my ability as others often do. And most of all, I LOVE YOU!!! Love Your fiancee!
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@livintx49 (245)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I see where you posted this 10 months ago! Wow. I am disabled. I have PLS,primary Lateral Sclerosis. I wear leg braces and use a walker to get around.I love in a very small town so when I'm out and about here everyone I come in contact with are so helpful.Opening doors and such.I was at the post office one day and a lady saw me trying to get my walker out she stopped her car got out and asked if I needed help.Now in the larger town 20 miles away people generaly ignore me.Very few have asked what happened.I would tell if someone asked it doesn't bother me.
@onerygirl (549)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I have a disablility that was caused by strokes. However, it is not a visible one so I have people question my disability. I simply do not leave my home on days that it is hampering my ability to get things done so people do not see that side of me. I simply refuse to let people pigeonhole me into what their thought of a disabled person is. I have met many people who are classified as disabled that are probably more able to be a success in society than people who are supposed to be "normal". Disabled people just have to come up with a way to succeed in spite of our disabilities. Everyone in the world has something to contribute. We just do it in a different way.