• PHYSICAL DISABILITY: WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?

    By Kelly Czarnecki, April 1997

  • A physical disability means being "different" than the crowd.
    A physical disability often means pain: emotional and physical.
    A physical disability means not having a date to the prom, simply because you
      use a wheelchair. 
    A physical disability means watching your friends playing and having fun,
      while you sit on the side.
    A physical disability means many painful questions. 
    A physical disability means not being the star althlete your big sister is. 
    A physical disability means you are still trying to master some of the skills
      your friends take for granted. 
    A physical disability means being forced to avoid many public places, because
      they are not wheelchair accessible.
    A physical disability means struggling to communicate to the outside world,
      because you are unable to speak.
     
    THAT IS WHAT A PHYSICAL DISABILITY REALLY MEANS.

    Kelly, CornPop14@aol.com


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