Dear Governor O’Malley,
Please order an independent investigation into Ethan Saylor’s homicide. Saylor was an American, brother, son, friend, and above all, a human being. His family deserves answers. His community deserves to know that a person with a disability has the same right to life as any other human being.
Your office made a statement that you wish to “focus on forward-looking strategies” to prevent any more deaths such as Saylor’s. Without truth and accountability, there is no path forward. Read the rest of this entry »
The first question of the Liebster Award is: Why did you start to blog?
Here’s why I started to blog…
My very first reason I started this blog is that I didn’t want to keep talking about LP’s Down syndrome over and over. It was exhausting to rehash the details of it all, to explain what Ds was, even.
More and more, however, the reason I blog is that I think our society needs a priority reordering. Having a child labeled with disability has forced me to reconsider the very meaning of human value. I say forced, because I honestly admit that it was by force. I don’t think that if LP did not have Ds, I would have come to this understanding on my own. Who knows, maybe I would have. Other people have come to this realization earlier and easier than I have. LP sure did give me a kick in the ass though. Read the rest of this entry »