Help The Disabled

Allegiance
Posted June 17, 2019
Help The Disabled
Look at her all alone by herself , Can someone imagine what's going through her mind right now?

Everyday I wake up....I have a thousand thoughts running through my mind on how to a per-take in activities concerning young people , I have a lot of different ideas but today, I would focus mainly on youths with disabilities.

I had an appointment at the hospital as I entered and wandering about  the premises, I saw wheelchairs along the corridor, my heart ached, for at that particular moment I thought of the disabled and my heart goes out to them , I  wonder? How they feel being seated on a chair, seeing people on their feet going on with their daily lives, I know some of them suppress so hard not to feel left out or sad, some even question God unto why? They have to live such a life...why aren’t they on their feet? Because of such thoughts most of them give up in Life because they feel no matter what they do they cannot be equal to those on their feet? Imagine taking a tour around all the companies in AFRICA? How many disable people do you see in offices who are employed? I bet only a few or even zero, not because they are not capable but because society itself barely gives them a chance or recognize them. Instead most people look low upon these people some....abuse these people , some take advantage of these people especially young women WHY? Because they aren’t much people standing up for them or showing them that we are all equal in society.

We say we want to build a nation yet we exclude or we select who and who should be a part of it? How and when would that nation be completely built and successful?

Let’s say these people get enrolled in schools, give them a chance to acquire knowledge

We all know not everyone is good in school (not everyone is good in reading or writing or even understanding no matter how much effort you put into them) yet we are all gifted one way or the other, for those people we enroll them in Skills development and vocational training and award them with certificates.

For those young people who are disabled and  cannot move or do any activity lets create a home for them ........where people would volunteer to go there care for them or even we pay them a visit at their individual homes  buy them gifts and just make them happy spend time with them  .....read or sing to them (ask them what they wish for in life and if it is within reach do it or get it for them) create activities for them let  them interact with each other and with society ............also lets recommend their efforts give them scholarships and some who can be treated award them with fully funded treatment to a particular hospital in-charge , in that way each of them would be eager and society would be more interactive and encouraging and hereafter we could start building our nation together...

PLEASE LETS HELP THEM FIT INTO SOCIETY, LETS MAKE THEM FEEL SAFE, LET’S BE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS KEEPER

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Jill Langhus
Jun 17
Jun 17

Hi there,

How are you doing? I agree! We all can make a difference in the lives of the disabled; each and every one of us. There are a few World Pulse sisters that I can think of right away that you may want to collaborate with, if you're feeling passionately about making a difference in this arena? Racheal comes first in my mind, because she heads up a program in Nigeria that uses "technology, entrepreneurship, mentorship and capacity development to advocate for women, teenagers and Persons with mental and physical challenges." This is her profile, if you would like to connect with her: https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/rachyrae. She and her organization do some phenomenal work.

Thanks for sharing, and hope you have a great day!

Allegiance
Jun 17
Jun 17

Hi Jill,

Am doing well and you? Thank you so much for the suggestion I have already sent Rachyrae a message and waiting for her respond , Indeed she is doing a great Job and I believe with people like her , I can learn more and together we can become what we strive for

Jill Langhus
Jun 17
Jun 17

Hello dear,

Great to hear:-) I'm doing well, thanks!

You're very welcome! I think you will love her. Her energy, professionalism and drive are truly inspiring. Yay! I can't wait to hear what you create together! Please keep us posted.

Hope you have a great day!

Hello, Allegiance,

I love how passionate and caring you are for those who are disabled or differently-abled. I believe even when they are limited in their movements, there are things they can do, too. That gives them emppwerment.

I love your vision and your call to action. My son has his set of disabilities, too. So I’m really happy when people like you show compassion to them.

Thank you for sharing your story!:)

Allegiance
Jun 17
Jun 17

Thank you so much Karen,

Its a great a feeling when you write something and the people reading it understand how you feel and relate to message you conveying that's amazing.

Please take good care of him as you doing , he is and will always be a blessing .

Months back I met an old man online he was disabled and so sad cause his children left him in a nursing home and they hardly checked on him , I told him if I was closer to him I would have checked on him each day and he was so happy hearing that but I felt so sad cause am far from helping him ,I cried so much cause in my heart I wish he was my father I wish I could make him happy each day of his life and thinking about my real father who doesn't care much about us its really heart aching but if I ever have a chance to be with people who are lonely I would make sure they live each day happier than they ever thought they could be ……..pain has crossed my path so many times , I wish not see to see anyone left alone or suffering for no reason. Each person deserves to live life happily regard of the circumstances .

You’re welcome, dear.

You have a kind heart. Thank you so much for your encouragement, too. This world becomes a better place because of people like you.

I hope you’re having a great day. Please continue to write’

Lisbeth
Jun 17
Jun 17

Hi dear,
How are you? I hope you are doing very well? Its a nice thought provoking article which leave us with more reasons to find answers. Yeah life in general is not an easy task for any whether on your feet or in a wheelchair. But I believed strongly with whatever challenges it might be there is always hope for all. Now in the 21st century things are getting better for pwds/ I mean things have improved. Society now realizes that with the needed support and skills, pwds are breaking barrier's. Some are responsible family men and women, other are souring very high along side the so called able person. In short, I want to say a pwd should never focus on the challenges society created for them but they should tap on their own skills, work hard to turn things around. I think beating yourself with challenges as a pwd will rather give more reasons to society to devalue you.
l hope you will be okay answering some few questions for me? Please are you a person with disabilities (pwds)? Or you have a relative that is a pwd? If you live in Nigeria I agree with Jill that you reach out to Rachael, then we can take it from there. Take care of yourself!

Allegiance
Jun 17
Jun 17

Dear Lisbeth ,

Am doing ok and you? Thank you for taking your time to read this post , thank you for understanding me . Actually I live in the Gambia

I see disabled people each day struggling on the streets in my country begging for alms
No I am not disabled and I don't have any family member that is disabled either yet I Have always wondered how they felt (disabled people) till last year May 15th I got sick , I never saw that coming people lost hope even my mother said she wasn't sure I would make it for almost 3 months I couldn't do anything for myself, I have to be fed ,someone takes me to the shower and gives me a bath , due to work my mum couldn't stay with me and she comes for like 2 to 3 days then goes and that made me so sad but she had to work to get the money for my treatment but each day as much as I try to stay strong I cried like a toddler because I felt lonely I wanted the people I knew close to me But felt like nobody was there , I was in a hurry to be home again after that I felt God was showing me a path to life I felt this pain is all the world and knowing how it is I want to help other people feel less pain , I want to spread my story and give hope to others who are about to or have given up .

Because I am happy person and regardless of what I go through in life I always find joy in making other people laugh and keeping myself happy as well

Lisbeth
Jun 17
Jun 17

Thanks for throwing more light on your post. Now we understand the angle where you are coming from! My dear, hope is not lost yet all will be well. I am sorry to hear what you have gone through, it must not have been easy for you at all. Maybe you want to tell me what happened, was it an accident? If you don't want others to know please inbox me and we discuss more. Are you now fully recovered? It shall be well! I think maybe you also went into depression during the treatment in the hospital. You may want to go for post depression treatment too. Or maybe I am wrong.
I am doing very fine, just that I got "flu". Thanks for asking and take care

Beth Lacey
Jun 20
Jun 20

These people have value to offer and we should all understand and respect that

Allegiance
Jun 26
Jun 26

That is so right