Wow! I can’t believe today is the second to last day of WEGO’s Health Activist Writer’s Challenge Month (#HAWMC)! ( Of course there will be new articles on this blog every week even when it’s over.) But I really have enjoyed and sharing other bloggers’ answers. Today’s prompt is: Wordless Wednesday. We all know a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Post/share a picture that relays a message or story to the viewer.
Last summer, I was speaking at NAMI’s (National Alliance on Mental Illness) national convention in San Antonio, Texas. Before I left one of my friends with muscular dystrophy told me I had to go to Morgan’s Wonderland, which is the world’s first disability accessible theme park. Above you see a picture of superheroes, children who have disabilities. When I saw the superheroes at the theme park, I cried tears of happiness.
Children and adults with disabilities ride for free while their family members pay $15 for tickets. For all the buildings I’ve been in that are still not disability accessible (in 2014!), Morgan’s Wonderland was a reminder that empathy and compassion do exist. Now if only Marvel and Hollywood can dream up a superhero who has disabilities–that would be cool!
Stay tuned! Tomorrow is the last day of Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge. If you missed me in last night’s WEGO Roundtable on how to discuss taboo health subjects with doctors, friends, and family, you can see the recording here.
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