Please take a close look at my daughter. She's one of those disabled kids. The kind you allegedly said should only be allowed to live after the cost has been evaluated. She has cost A LOT since she was born.
(Dear reader, of you want to know the full horror of what he said, just google Collin Brewer Daily Mail)
But you only deal with cold hard economics, Mr Brewer? Then let me tell you that my daughter keeps a whole army of people in employment:
Doctors, nurses, consultants, therapists.
Teachers, special needs assistants, social workers, care staff.
Whole companies that manufacture and service wheelchairs, hoists, therapeutic beds, walkers, special shoes, equipment and medication.
The cost of all this?
But take another look at those pictures, Mr Brewer. Look into those beautiful innocent eyes and tell me that your heart is not lifted. You would be the first.
You see I look at it another way.
I look at the joy that she brings to everybody's lives. And the value of that?
I'm adding this post to a linky to protest about Collin Brewer's appalling views over at Downs Side Up, where Hayley blogs about her beautiful daughter Natty, a child model with Down's Syndrome.
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