Monday, August 28, 2017

Human by Christina Perri (cover by Carley Elle Allison)

Welcome Back Readers~

This YouTube video was done by Carley Allison. As a teenager, she was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on her trachea; it was operated on and she underwent chemotherapy. Though the treatment was successful for a short time, she was later diagnosed with a rare and interoperable form of lung cancer called Clear Celll Sarcoma. She died at age 19.

Her courageous story is told in the theatrical movie called Kiss and Cry. While watching this movie on Netflix, I was inspired by her take on the Kiss and Cry booth as a skater. Being a skater herself (as well as a singer, she said the kiss and cry booth reminded her not of the importance of winning, but the importance of getting back up and trying again. That's like life, isn't it?

For more on this amazing story and what her family is doing to keep Carley's memory alive, please go to:

The Kiss and Cry movie:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Atypical | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Dear Readers,

Another Netflix series highlights the trials and tribulations of having a teenager with a disability; this time it features a storyline of someone with autism. With a all-star cast, this series tackles what people with this disability encounter on a daily basis- from taking things literally in conversations to hypersensitivity to noises. This  series also tackles the daily stress a disability has on the entire family  as well. After only watching three episodes, I am impressed at how it is unfolding, however, I will be disappointed if the series ends with only seven episodes.. There are so many complex conflicts to uncover..

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Monday, August 14, 2017

A Boy and His Dog- The Story of Haatchi and Owen

Welcome Back Everyone ~

I am always surprised how I come up with the articles for this blog, but then I reminded that God is in control of even the minute details. Take yesterday, for instance. I am eating at Red Robin and this story is on on the TV on ESPN. Granted, at first it caught my eye because the main protagonist of the story reminded me of Shane, a young man had dwarfism and the mainstream inclusion class that I was in. But that's a whole different story..

Anyway, I digress...

At first glance, this story seems like your typical assistance dog partnership. But it is so much more than that. You see, Owen was born with a rare syndrome, which causes his muscles to constantly be in a state of tension all the time. In London, only 10 other people have this disorder. Haatchi like his owner also has special needs; due to unfortunate circumstance, this Anatolian Shepherd was abandoned in Northern London by the railroad tracks at five months of age. During that time, he was hit by a train; that left no other choice but to have his leg and tail amputated

Due to Owen's syndrome, he often felt uncomfortable going out in his wheelchair. But that all changed when the dog came around.

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