Connections are important

Speaking from my own personal experiences it can be very difficult to make connections with others due to stigmas and misconceptions about people with disabilities.  One example is when individuals are only judging the disability rather than the person.  This can lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation and rejection for many.  Social interaction is a big part of everyday life, which allows us to feel like we are part of a community, experiencing new things while fostering our talents and interests.  Also, by encouraging and building relationships we are working to rid society of the stigma that people with disabilities face every day.  We can overcome this hurdle with education and showing that we should look at the person first before seeing the disability.  Nothing is more positive then doing something you love and which makes you happy.  Positive passion is what drives us to succeed. Always keep trying new experiences to find our niche and keep life exciting.  I believe in forging ahead because there is no obstacle that can’t be overcome.  In my own life I have found that a real friend is one who sees me rather than my disability.  From my perspective, I see each person as a unique individual who is worthy of friends.  I have made wonderful connections through family, the Internet, my daily life and volunteering.  We are all worthy of having opportunities, experiences and living our best life.

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