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How different generations living with SMA can teach one another

Meet Regina and Al. Their friendship and respect for one another all started at a fundraiser before a Phillies baseball game in 2019. “I watched Regina give a beautiful speech at the event about her recently diagnosed son, Shane,” recalled Al. “I thought to myself, ‘My friends at Cure SMA need to meet this amazing mom and get her involved.’”


This topic has 2 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 9 months, 4 weeks ago by Mike B.

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      Brianna Albers
      Keymaster

      Happy Tuesday! My column for October is about ableist encounters. I’ve experienced my fair share over the years, but recently, there have been some that really stuck out to me. Between the comments themselves and how, when I ignored them, the person said it again and again, as if they needed to know that I heard them …

      I try to assume positive intent. I really do. Whenever I express any sort of frustration or discomfort, my parents say I’m reading too much into things. But it’s hard sometimes. Mostly I just wonder why people think those kinds of comments are appropriate. It doesn’t matter if they’re from an older generation — you don’t treat people that way, and you definitely don’t say things like that in public.

      Do you struggle with ableist interactions?

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      Ryan Berhar
      Member

      I totally understand where you’re coming from. Even though they likely have positive intentions, it’s still frustrating.

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      Mike B
      Participant

      Ignorant comments like those sound like people just wanting to talk about their own medical condition, as they make your circumstance about them. Sure makes me appreciate a genuine nice nod or smile.

       

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