The disabled community is often forgotten, ignored, rejected, and neglected. I, for one, have felt and experienced this kind of treatment from strangers and people I know well and these experiences are hurtful.
The easiest way to empathize with someone unlike yourself is to become friends and care for them.
As my mom and I exited South Suburban Hospital, my dad’s employer at the time, I turned to her and said, “I think I’m meant to be a dad. I don’t know why I thought of it, but I think I’m meant to be a dad.”