Night to shine: The royalty night of Children With Disability

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Did you know that over a billion people in the world live with some form of disability?

That’s 15% of the world’s population.

The Person withdisabilities Act2006 definesdisabilityas “a substantial functional limitation of daily life activities caused by physical, mental or sensory impairment and environmental barriers resulting in limited participation.”

People with disabilities have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This is largely due to the lack of services available to them and the many obstacles they face in their everyday lives.(World report on disability)

Bridging the gap between PWDs and the able-bodied is without a doubt a challenge, yet both parties desire to be accepted equally in society. The people at night to shine thought it important to take of one day in a year to…

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8 Comments

  1. Hi Phyllis…it was really nice of you reblogging this post. PWDs are special people who need extra love, support and attention. Whenever I come across such individuals the thought of how they find the courage to keep going regardless of the challenges they face and how people view them often comes to mind. Before I’d get all sympathetic on sighting them but now admire their strong character and courage to face life. They are humans like everyone else and deserve every privilege and even more than what so-called “normal” people enjoy.
    Btw, thanks for following Geoidhead. The gesture is much appreciated.

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    1. You’re welcome. As a retired nurse, I have a lot of experience with PWDs. I agree with everything you said. I have often wondered what I would do in the same condition. My personal experience at home with a husband with a severe traumatic brain injury gave me an even deeper respect. He had to learn to walk and talk again in 2011. He reached a level of borderline IQ at 70 and an emotional and mental aptitude of a 12 year old. I know he struggles when he realizes the extent of his disability at times. So when I saw your post, it was a no brainer to repost. I like to raise awareness when I can

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  2. Wow . . . you do have a lot of experience with this. It’s really not an easy thing to cope with; either for the PDWs or their relatives and friends. Reason why the awareness is necessary to get more folks to ditch the stigma and show care and concern. I really hope your husband’s health gets better.

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