By kayin - 10/12/2010 01:59 - United Kingdom
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feeling sorry and having pity for individuals with disabilities is exactly what limits them in our society! it's not their disability! it's our horrible intolerance to it! how would you feel if you were constantly pitied for having blue eyes? or brown hair? yes. it is the same thing! individuals with disabilities CAN and SHOULD function in our society the exact same way as any other human does! our schools our public facilities our attitude all limit these individuals! it's seriously bad! we should put these individuals in the center of our society and embrace any "difference" that exists! instead have empathy! not pity. OP don't feel sorry! don't feel bad! you were only doing what is natural! though i understand your frustration at not understanding the child's situation! it's society that has put you in this place.
I don't know the circumstances, but it seems odd that he was using crutches for a condition he was born with. I would think he'd be in a wheelchair.