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December

2014

A brother's Tale

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Dear Reader,

This post is written by Ritesh Sagar, elder brother of a child with deafblindness Harshit SagarHarshit has visual impairment, epilepsy, has limited speech but rarely uses it. He needs full support to stand and walk. Sharing this, we are bringing a voice of a person closest to a deafblind child, his emotions and thoughts across to u. We sincerely hope it touches your heart as it has touched ours.

 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities- The day for the differently abled.
While most of the world turns a blind eye to this event, I’m just too close to this topic emotionally to do that.
So let’s start with the basic question of  What is disability?
According to wikepedia-Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.
These are just scientific terms, according to me disability is when you feel so helpless that you cannot help their case when you cannot help their cause.
Disability is when a father/mother keeps on sacrificing their dreams just to have a faint possibility that their son/daughter might have a normal life someday.
Disability is when a brother/sister wants to see their sibling well on their feet, it’s when they see them in pain with nothing to do, it’s when they feel their parent’s pain, it’s when they can do anything to see that smile that has been long gone.
Disability is when the parents give up on them after years of hard work, just believing that it’s a lost cause.
Disability is when all the relatives see him/her with pity in their eyes, it’s when they feel that they are a curse. It’s when they silently tell the parents that they should have never been born.
Disability is when parents don’t have the proper money or knowledge and they are not even given help or support from the government.
That’s where disability lies and not in the differently abled.
This is the ground reality, I never wanted to sound so negative.
Despite all that is linked to it differently children are all special in their own ways.
They are a pure blessing and the true gifts of god.
Their heart is pure and their soul untouched,
Untouched by the selfish nature of this world, They are selfless.
I also want to thank thousands of teachers and special educators because it’s because of them many of these differently abled children achieve more success than we can ever imagine.
I’m proud that my mother is one of them.
So when she asked me to write something for International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I just couldn’t say no.
p.s- for all those who will mock me for writing this article, thank you for your silence.
(sic)

 

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Murray Culshaw -20th Dec, 2014

A rarely expressed perspective on 'disability' providing rare Insight into the meaning of the word

Anuradha Bagchi -20th Dec, 2014

Deeply moved.

Arun Sagar -20th Dec, 2014

Thanks for appreciating my son Ritesh Sagar artical.

Sunita Malhotra -21st Dec, 2014

Its time to take more positive steps towards these kind of children not only parent's but societyalso encourage them and support them

Sabyasachi Deb -22nd Dec, 2014

very true about what is disability..... and nice article.....

Deepak -22nd Dec, 2014

Beta, I resonate with you all.
Easier said than done, but just few things to remember
1 Let go,let GOD
2 GOD has his own plans.
3 Always pray. GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CAN NOT CHANGE
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS, I CAN
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.
GOD BLESS YOU & HARSHIT

Sachin Rizal -23rd Dec, 2014

Message straight for the heart!!!

Madhumehta -07th Jan, 2015

Hlo di nd hrshit .I miss u so
much.....hlo rishu..thks..write feeling of parents..nd tell about disability children .....

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