“Let me throw you a hot spud… when you’re walking down a populated street and your gaze falls upon a disabled child being pushed by a resilient parent, your gaze is not of admiration or respect. No. If you’re like me, like most of the planet, you’ll feel a sudden sadness. You catch a smell of pathetic tragedy that such a child occurred and you make a concerted effort not to stare.
As you walk away, you say to yourself: ‘Oh please God, don’t ever let that happen to my babies.’ ”
The above was written by K8 the GR8 and is, in her own words, a cry for help. St. Catherine’s in County Wicklow is an organisation that does wonderful work to help children like K8 the GR8’s son. Unfortunately, it’s teetering on the edge of survival.
Read the post. Look into the eyes of her beautiful child. Be inspired. Spread the word. Do anything you can to help St. Catherine’s. Be brilliant.