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DId you know that the first people to go to the gas chambers were people with disabilities. The Nazi persecution of persons with disabilities in Germany was one component of radical public health policies aimed at excluding hereditarily “unfit” Germans from the national community. These strategies began with forced sterilization and escalated toward mass murder. The most extreme measure, the Euthanasia Program, was in itself a rehearsal for Nazi Germany’s broader genocidal policies.

As I think about the recent news in the last year of the kids who were Sexually abuse by Jerry Sandusky at Penn State. It seems it’s always the most Vulnerable that get’s abuse. We as a country seem to become Desensitized and say” oh it’s not my problem:, When in fact it is. It starts off as little incident and gets full blown into a sad nightmare for the victim.

Please do not shut your eyes and denie what going on in front of your eyes. Even if it’s a little thing Just speak up and help out where one can.

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Cayden Long, Boy With Cerebral Palsy, Competes In New England Triathlon With Older Brother (VIDEO)

 

Over the weekend, brothers Cayden and Connor Long joined hundreds of other children as they competed in the first annual New England Kids Triathlon in Cambridge, Mass., Examiner.com reports.

 

The boys did not win the event — they didn’t even come close. But that didn’t stop them from winning hearts across the Internet.

 

The Long brothers are not your typical triathletes. Six-year-old Cayden has cerebral palsy and can neither walk nor talk. But thanks to the dedication of his older brother, Connor, the young boy has participated in several triathlons.

 

“People don’t realize that when you’re special needs and in a wheelchair, you won’t be able to get out that much,” 9-year-old Connor told ESPN in November last year.

 

Wanting to help his brother experience sports like other children, Connor asked his parents if he and Cayden could compete together in a triathlon after he saw an ad for one last year.

 

His parents agreed and after working out the details with the event’s organizer, Connor and Cayden — under the name Team Long Brothers — took part in their first triathlon last June. It was held in Nashville, Tenn., not far from the boys’ hometown of Whitehouse. 

 

With Connor pushing and pulling his younger brother through the 2.5 mile course, the boys ended up coming in second last. But neither seemed to mind very much.

 

“[It was] pretty inspiring to some people and it was cool to me that I took on the challenge to pull my younger sibling,” said Connor, who uses a special raft, cart and stroller to get his brother around the race course.

 

 

 

He added that it’s just finishing the race that matters to him. That, and making sure his brother is enjoying himself.

 

“When I see him smiling and laughing, that means he’s having a good time,” Connortold ESPN.

 

According to Examiner.com, the brothers have already competed in several triathlons around the country, including the 2011 Iron Kids Triathlon.

 

Cayden’s mother said that participating in these events has given Cayden an extraordinary gift.

 

“I know it’s changed him,” she said. “With the help of his brother, he’s found something he can do.”

 

These photos of Connor and Cayden from the New England Kids Triathlon were posted by user jet_tripleseven on the social news site Reddit:

 

 

 


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ADA Anniversary Gift


ADA Anniversary ResourcesJuly 26, 2012 - 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Celebrate the ADA Anniversary – July 26and the progress made through implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout the year in your workplaces, schools and communities with the Toolkit,VideosResources, online TrainingEvents Calendar, andADA Solutions — for more information, contact your regional ADA Center in the ADA National Network at 1-800-949-4232 [voice/tty].

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MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT ALWAYS SEEN. A REBLOG


I AM REBLOGGING THIS ARTICAL BECAUSE GIVEN WHAT HAS HAPPEND REGARDING THE SHOOTINGS IN ARURA CO. MENTAL HEALTH IS NOT ALWAYS SEEN. JUST FOOD FOR THOUGHT. IT IS A REAL TRADGITY FOR ANY COMMUNITY THT HAS GONE THOUGH THIS ORDEAL. WE MUST LOOK AT THE WHOLE IN THAT WE MUST HAVE AN INPROVED MENTAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, WE MUST REFORME AND HAVE BETTERGUN CARE LAWS, AND THE ENTRAIMENT ARENA HAS TO START TAKING RESPONABILITY OF HOW MUCH VIOLANCE  THAT IS PUT OUT THERE WHEN MAKING A MOVIE OR TV SHOW. IT’S EVERYONE

PROBLEM ………… IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD