Today, the 3rd of December is International Day of Persons With Disabilities!!
Disability equals diversity, not disadvantage!!
In the UK alone there are 13.3 million disabled people (SCOPE Figures)
- 7 per cent of children are disabled
- 18 percent of working-age adults are disabled
- 44 percent of pension age adults are disabled
International Day of Person's with Disability was proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) in 1992 to promote awareness and mobilise support. Today aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society. To increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
So in line with this...
My name is Rachel and I am disabled...
This for me is hard to admit because I like to think I am healthy and put my head in the sand quite a bit. However, the fact is I am disabled but today I do not let it hold me back! Instead, I see my disability as an 'ability' my 2 stoma bags have given me my life back, amazing friends for life, a kind loving man and a community I feel I belong in! My disability has given me far more than I could have ever imagined and although some days can be tough I still have found a sense of acceptance and peace with myself that I would never have found without my illness!
Get Informed and Get Involved!!!
So let's celebrate this day TOGETHER and if you feel happy to share I would love to hear your STORY!!