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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 12:04 AM

5. I know a family that had a real tragedy with a severely handicapped kid. He

required 24/7 care and I remember the family real well when I was in high school. The had a kid who was a good basketball player from one of the small towns near us. You would always see them at any big game and of course where the son was playing. I got to know the son at our local community college and him and his older brother are really great guys.

The tragedy happened when the boys mom's friend won a trip to Hawaii and asked her to come with her. This woman from rural Idaho had never been anywhere and never done anything for herself. Everyone insisted she go! Her husband was perfectly okay taking care of the handicapped son. Except that this time he wasn't. He had a massive heart attack and died. It was just insane bad luck that none of the three adult children or friends happened to come by the house or call. The kid died too.

When I was in high school in the 70's we had no elevators for the couple of kids in wheel chairs. A couple of us big guys would make sure and take care of that. We stood by waiting and packed them up and down the stairs. I'm really glad to see that in most schools, they now have elevators for those kids. We didn't mind helping them but it's better if they don't need us.

Maybe that kid couldn't speak but could normally get herself off the bus once unbelted?

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