This week my blog and new campaign will be about, “Paying it Forward”. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be getting ready to run a campaign about ability awareness. I will keep you updated both on this blog and through social media. The idea of the campaign is to get high school students to focus on what disabled people can do, and not on what they’re unable to do. If you remember, last year I did a blog about an Olympics skier’s brother. The Olympian’s brother had Cerebral Palsy, just like me, but he was able to paint really well. The video that you watched showed you a good thing about a disabled person.
That is also the goal of this campaign. I want to show you that you should not look down on disabled people, but rather look up and admire them. You will hear me say this many times throughout the campaign. We may not be able to do everything exactly like someone else, but we are able to do other things far superior. I’m going to have help from Scott and the resources at The Arc Alliance, but I will need your help to spread the word. I’m only one person and I can’t do it all by myself. Your help will show not only me that you care, but disabled people throughout the world that you care as well. It doesn’t really matter if it’s just standing out on the street and handing out flyers or donating your time to help with the campaign for even just 5 minutes, any help will go a long way. Make a difference in a disabled person’s life today. It only takes one person to change the whole world. Thank you 🙂
Now on a more personal note… When I was at the outlets this weekend, my mom and I wanted some ice cream, so we decided to go into the Haagen-Dazs ice cream store. As we were getting ready to pay for the dessert, the cashier said somebody had already paid for us. I thought this was very nice and unexpected. This just shows you that you should do a good deed every day and somebody will pay it back to you. KARMA! To wrap things up, do a good deed whenever you can. Just remember, don’t look down on other people because they are “different”, look up to them and treat them how you would want to be treated. That’s about it. There will be more information on the campaign in future blogs and if you would like, you can contact me by responding to my blog post.
See you next week Chandler 🙂