My Brother Has Cerebral Palsy
My older brother has Cerebral Palsy. He cannot talk nor walk, but he is the strongest person I know. I have grown up basking in his light, understanding how there are people out there who have disabilities, who may look, talk or act differently than me, but who still deserve to be treated just like every other person. I have learned that not everyone has been taught this lesson. I have witnessed people making jokes or pointing at my brother or those with a disability. I have seen the disregard in the media to people with disabilities, and I have seen the ignorance first hand. After a lot of sadness and praying about the lack of humanity I have witnessed- I realized that these people were just unaware and may be uneducated when it comes to disabilities. Instead of retaliating in anger or sadness to these occurrences of ignorance, I have realized my brother would want me to fight it with spreading compassion and kindness and to teach these people about disabilities.
Be Kind Bracelets
I have prayed and prayed about what I could do to make a difference, to spread my brother’s message. I have thought of a simple bracelet that could become a platform for those, like my brother, who cannot speak their message, to be heard. I want it to be a reminder that everyone deserves kindness, even if they may look or act differently. I want it to be a virtual page where people can share their stories, tips and advice. It’s a movement, a campaign, a message, a blog, a simple bracelet, its an idea. BE KIND is a simplistic message with a whole lot of meaning. Its for humanity, its for my brother, its for you.
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