My imperfect son with cystic fibrosis turned a dozen grammar school kids into more perfect children. Kind. Compassionate. Empathetic.
Jen Gann wants to win a ‘wrongful death lawsuit’ based on her son’s cystic fibrosis. She says with better diagnosis, she would have aborted him so he wouldn’t be alive today.
When Claire Wineland was born with Cystic Fibrosis, her parents were told she wouldn’t live past the age of 10. Today, she’s 20 years old and is making the most of life.
We parents of disabled children know the pain. The fear. And the pull of despair. But we also know the love. True love doesn’t take the ‘out’ provided by a ‘compassionate’ doctor.
It is nice to see for once that Washington politicians have rejected the head-patting, experts-know-best attitude. Opinion journalists should do the same.
We want to help—but we don’t always know how. Sensitive, specific, continuous care will help a family navigating the difficulties of chronic illness.
You never know what is going on in someone’s life. They just might need their shortness, rudeness, or even anger met with kindness.
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