I think you have taken a remarkable positive attitude and have kept moving forward.
I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see your face and you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see mine (however I am smiling at you with one half of my face) and know that I am winking at you with my one functioning eyelid. I am 8 weeks post op here and I have a very long way to go stillÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
I only have to read what you have written in your posts and in e-mail, never met you in person- however I know you to be a beautiful person on the inside
. With all that you have gone through I still cannot believe you took the time to write to a petrified patient (aka me) so soon after you ordeal.
I think you have an amazing Ã¢â‚¬Å“vocational rehabilitation
Ã¢â‚¬? story that needs to be written by you and read by others. I personally have found you to be very inspiring.
I just finished reading Christy BrownÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“autobiographyÃ¢â‚¬? - book Ã¢â‚¬Å“My Left Foot
A different perspective than the Hollywood Ã¢â‚¬Å“biographyÃ¢â‚¬? movie versionhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097937/
I think his own written words to be much more
powerful than the Ã¢â‚¬Å“HollywoodizedÃ¢â‚¬? story.
Christy Brown was a man who learned to write later as an adult and shared his story. He paved the way for so many other cerebral palsy patients by being able to express himself through written words (and paintings). He created understanding in the "fully abled bodied" population for people with disabilities.
My Left Foot has been a required reading book for 8th & 9th students in BC Canada. There is much respect and appreciation there for people with disabilities. Look at the ELECTED Vancouver BC mayor, Sam Sulliven who accepted the Olympic flag as that city is hosting the games
The Sam Sulliven story Ã¢â‚¬â€œ in briefhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Sullivan
His official mayor biohttp://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/ctyclerk/councillors/sullivan/#bio
Jeff you have thoughts and ideas that many of us here will so respect and appreciate. I implore you to write. I really think you have it in youÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
This is a great starting point
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Being deaf is tough, but not insurmountable. I am fortunate that I can read lips somewhatÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.Ã¢â‚¬?
I am rooting for you Jeff- Ã¢â‚¬Å“Keep moving ForwardÃ¢â‚¬?Ã¢â‚¬Â¦. keep writing.