confessionsofaferalchild
crohns-sucks:

neecygrace:

Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome

If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.
If you are healthy, please reblog.If you are sick, please reblog.If you have a disability, please reblog.If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.If you are a human being, please reblog.Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it. 
Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance. 

crohns-sucks:

neecygrace:

Today’s picture for invisible illness is a personal one. This is one of about 30 notes that my friend has received since using her handicapped placard. I’m going to say this to you, have you ever seen someone get out of a car parked in a handicapped space and said to yourself “they look too young or they don’t look disabled.” I’m going to go with yes you have, because we all have at one time. I can’t remember doing it, but before I understood the difficulties of invisible illness when I was younger I probably did. Let me ask you this though, when you had that thought was it because you knew with 100% certainty that they weren’t handicapped or did you assume that because of their age and/or not seeing a cane, walker or wheelchair? All I’m asking is that we stop and think when we someone need a mobility aid, park in a handicapped space or say they are disabled that we remember this “DISABILITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AGE OR APPEARNACE.” #spoonie #invisibleillness #disability #chronicillness #rheumatoidarthritis #lupus #fibromyalgia #myofascialpainsyndrome

If nothing else, this post needs to be seen around the internet more. This harassment is not okay and no one should have to deal with it on top of having an invisible illness. This is just another form of anonymous bullying to add to the internet bullying these TROLLS are capable of.

If you are healthy, please reblog.
If you are sick, please reblog.
If you have a disability, please reblog.
If you have an invisible illness, please reblog.
If you know someone with a disability, please reblog.
If you are a human being, please reblog.

Let’s spread the word and help those of us that may not look like it. 

Ignorance isn’t bliss, ignorance is ignorance. 

Never judge a book.

Wow. Again last week was another wonderful week. But I am here writing today because of my camper. She is the sweetest girl in the entire world and has a really great smile. She has somewhat rare neurological disorder that affects the brain. She has surpassed the typical age in which most children pass (by five years). She is not the only person that I have met with this disorder.

My best friend’s younger brother had the same diagnosis and passed away at 14 months. While I never met him, I have seen the impact that he made on his brother. He is one the most caring people I know and I am very grateful for that.

I have seen the great potential that people with the diagnosis have. I want to become an advocate and bring more awareness to the world! Watch out for me!!

SO this week I am doing RLYA camp and it is different from normal camp to say the least. I am enjoying it though. It is set-up conference style so I am not doing much during the day but tonight we did an activity that let us get to know each other a little bit better. There were a couple of questions that were asked that made me a little hiestant to answer. I am still a little harsh on myself and how vulnerable I am in-front of people. I decided to answer truthfully and I am glad that I did. I was able to show him I am ready and there is nothing stopping me. I am ready to be LOVED!

The Only Muscle that Matters - The heart.

Wow. I can not believe that the summer is already half way over! Time really does fly. 

I just wanted to write about the past two weeks. These weeks were truly something and magical to say the least. I have been able to spend time with and became friends people that live life to the fullest. You never know when your last day is coming. This past week I learned of the passing of a camper, he was only 21 and healthy right before he died. This past week was also spent remembering and memorializing another that had passed away back in May. This week had its fair share of crying, laughter, happiness, and remberance. Everyone needs a little love every now and again. Have a little heart. Show someone, tell someone, sing someone your love of them.