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October 21st, 2004

U2 Tribute to Christopher Nolan 'Miriacle Drug' @ 12:41 pm

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Date:October 21st, 2004 01:22 pm (UTC)
I think we've come a long way in terms of disability access - certainly a long way from what Chris had to deal with. We also have a long way to go... my sister and I both have CP (very very rare, since it's not a genetic condition), and while my mom was a veritable mother bear in public school (I graduated at age 16), she reached her limit shortly thereafter while we were trying to navigate the unfamiliar collegiate system, and I ended up having to withdaw after a semester. I still live at home, 5 1/2 years later, due to an appalling lack of resources and because at this point we're all just tired of fighting.... a lousy excuse when I consider what Chris and his generation went through but the truth nonetheless. I admire anyone who manages to struggle against a system so determined to relegate us to second-class status and comes out victorious.

I'm considering it, actually. It's worth a shot... I'm sure, provided I could actually get it to *him* (or any of the band), clarification would be swift and loud. :) Neil Young has a son with CP, but is decidedly silent about it... his right of course, but I do wish those of us with CP had a little celebrity clout on our side - unfortunately in our society, it's celebrities that draw most of the world's rapt attention.

I found that an interesting turn of phrase as well... I can only surmise that he meant "was discovered to be" a genius, as opposed to what actually came out!

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