Let's Celebrate International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Let's Celebrate International Day of Persons With Disabilities

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.

International Day of Persons with DIsabilities

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!

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So let's celebrate this day TOGETHER and if you feel happy to share I would love to hear your STORY!!

Written by : Rachel Jury

Disability to ability
I don't think I'd ever considered my stoma as a disability, but it's amazing to hear your positivity shine through - seeing your stomas as an ability, as something that allows you to live and gives you your life back, even though they will come with their own problems at times, is a very powerful point. Cheers to International Day of Persons With Disabilities - be they visible or invisible - we are all only human and such disabilities don't define us. Great post! :)

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