Below is an article published by Sarah Palin, Republican Vice-presidential candidate from 2008 and American political commentator. It is rare to see a political leader talk so candidly about being a parent of a child with a disability. While we doubt that Sarah Palin would support the NDIS, this article is worth a read.
Feb 6, 2012 12:00 AM EST from Newsweek. See link to original article here.
He’s nearing his fourth birthday. He has Down syndrome. And he greets every day with a round of applause.
Last week, Rick Santorum and his family offered us a reminder of what really matters. When his 3-year-old daughter, Bella, born with Trisomy 18, was hospitalized with pneumonia, Rick left the campaign trail to be by her bedside. In the middle of this very heated campaign season, many of us prayed through tears for Bella’s health and added prayers of thankfulness for a public example of someone’s sacrifice made with the right priorities.
It’s a sacrifice every parent and caregiver of a child with special needs sympathizes with. Families of children with special needs are bonded by a shared experience of the joys, challenges, fears, and blessings of raising these beautiful children whom we see as perfect in this imperfect world. Full story.
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