TGIRainyF! “Even though I am different, I am the same.” Shiloh
Shiloh was a girl who was born with mermaid syndrome: her legs were fused together as one. She struggled with gaining acceptance and being “normal” in the eyes of those who could only see her disability, not her ability. Her comment is one I carry in my phone to remind me that a disabled person is still a person. With Tara I strive to get people to see Tara, not the wheelchair. Tomorrow Tara’s cousins, #Amandacasey and #KellyCasey, are hosting a family day at Lowland Park in Stony Point with their not for profit organization #Projectpossible. It promises to be a fun day of great camaraderie and non contact sports. But the best part of the day will be the unveiling of a wheelchair accessible swing that is being donated by Project Possible. I can’t express the joy I find in my nieces contribution. Her cousins see Tara as the same. They see what others can’t see in many of our children. And tomorrow they will see joy on the face of a young lady who may be different, but she is the same. I have great faith in our country’s future because I get to see the good our youth have in them. Come out tomorrow for all children who are different, but the same. Come out tomorrow to show your support for our youth who are making a difference. Come out tomorrow to see that what makes us the same is far more important than our differences.
May God watch over you and yours and bless us all with His mercy. Have a great week.