Monday, November 17, 2008

Blog topic

Was watching the TV last night and one of those shows came on where they "do up" the house for a family who is deserving you've seen the kind of show I'm talking about
Anyway this particular one their son had fallen into the pool when he was two years old, he lived but was severely brain damaged this was around three years ago he's now 5 years old, can hardly move, can't talk can't do any of the things a normal 5 year old can, he couldn't even smile when they brought in the Wiggles

Now I'm just thinking here seriously I don't know what I would have done if that had happened to one of my kids it's not a life that I would like them to lead
What this family have done though is set up a foundation for families with seriously disabled children because a lot do end up in homes the family's can't cope, don't think I could have either.
A child's wheelchair and be as much if not more than $5000 for a child with that kind of disability, this foundation helps with things like that and also teaches pool safety.

Be a different story if the child was born like that but wouldn't it be in the back of your mind I wish they had died in the accident because then at least they wouldn't have to live the rest of their life like that
An adult has lived their life a child hasn't but what kind of life is it ?
Someone like Stephen Hawkins who's condition worsens over the years or Christopher Reeves who's accident caused his paralysis but who's brains still function (functioned in Christopher Reeves case) they have money, a lot more than this little boy does maybe he is a genius, maybe he is the next Hawkins

Maybe maybe not who knows but for a child from 2 years old to live their life like that unable to move hardly remembering that they could without the voice synthesisers and the electronic gadgets that a lot of money can buy, this child has to live his whole life without communication what kind of a life is that?

Now I'm not saying everyone who's so disabled should be euthanized can't say that you wouldn't get the Hawkin's of the world if you did that
What I'm saying is it is slightly cruel don't you think not to give him the best kind of gadgets that would help him actually LIVE and communicate with the rest of the world the body might not work but the brain does.

What are your thoughts on this?
Could you cope?
Would you know that your child was desperately trying to communicate with you?
Could you cope financially for the rest of your child's life?
If you have a disabled child, what are your thoughts?

If you want to blog about this on your own page you can you don't have to answer here

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Stolen Meme

Just been back there and pinched well ok borrowed one of Ernies old posts Call Me Ishmael - I Mean, Ernie
and borrowed this (don't click the link unless you do want to be going back there)
So my blog topic of the day is: If you were to write a novel, what would you write about?
actually I wanted that link see if it would work here don't dang it grrr
That link brings up blog compose with the title already there ..which I wanted do do here and can't it won't work so we gotta do this another way bit boring I know.
So I want you to write out your thingy, "If I was to write a novel it would be about..." and then grab it's link and post it here in the links section think you can manage that ?

Don't worry about a tag for it I've not thought of one yet ummm maybe "members memes" ?
Two reasons you post in links, one others get to see your page and two yours will be seperate from everyone elses not here with a hundred other links (yeah I'm kidding about hundreds be lucky if we get one)

This entry cross posted to the BA blog on Blogger from Multiply, those of you who read from Blogger and who don't have a Multiply account can post thier link on BA's Blogger