My friend told me that it was at least a little easier when her dad could stay busy doing things that he thought were helpful.
“At first, he handled the mail,” she told me. “He would spread all of it out on the kitchen table to organize it. You wouldn’t believe what stuff they send...Publisher's Clearing House...erectile dysfunction...it was his job. And you know the best part?” She laughed to herself…. Read More
In social work, one of the biggest things we can do is help families to hear what’s not being said. Which means thinking about what it’s like to be on the far side of the binoculars. Because often, when one person develops a disability, the scrutiny comes from one side -- a biopic lens ready to see every detail about what’s wrong. Read more… Read More
Faye is unbelievably candid and adventurous for not being able to see, hardly being able to hear and having all of her teeth removed at 20-years old. She says she fell in love, got married and hopped on a train to California with Orson, her husband. He went off to fight in World War II and she worked for the military making bed frames on an assembly line. Read more… Read More