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very apt picture you have created. we all need to understand that there is “ability” in “disAbility” ! we just have to shift our focus from disability to their abilities and encourage and support them to reinforce the abilities. Every one of us have handicaps. but the handicaps need not become a disability!
nice one… what a coincidence, I just visited a stall by samarthan ( http://www.samarthanam.org/ ) this week and it was nice, I almost forgot to put up a post of their latest activities but thanks for reminding, I want to scan their posters and put it up.
Anyway there’s a walk-a-thon that they’ve arranged on December 9th: December 9th 2006: “The Great Walkathon”
Also when hungry, one can order a pizza from office – and sponsor a child’s meal for a month. The pizza is a large family package for 4 including extra items – and can typically be ordered as a team lunch/dinner from office I guess. It costs 600 – they have a tie-up with Pizza Corner. Details are here…
There are many abilities a human can be endowed with, deprived of which one can say he is ‘disabled’ or more gentle word is ‘impaired’ etc. Being without sight or hearing etc one is disabled but can be overcome and does not become a real disability beyond a certain extent. Compassion is defined as the ability to put oneself in another’s skin. Of all the abilities, being without this ability is the greatest and one and only real disability that matters.
We all have this disability to a certain extent and this is the one and only disability that we really must overcome! :)