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I Want People To Stop Staring At Disabled Kids

Kids with disabillities and there parents go through so much so i want us all to join forces to educate others about how it feels when they stare 143 People

    Please Dont Stare

    Before i share my story i want to tell you why i chose this logo, without hurting my son or opening myself up to hurtfull abusive members i wanted to show you what my son looks like without posting a photo of him the child in this photo is almost identical to James (my boy) ok...
    gypsymae gypsymae 31-35, F 51 Responses Dec 8, 2010

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    Doctors

    My Son had to go to emergency yesterday and it was a hard experience let me explain Marfans syndrome is so very rare (one in five  thousand) that most doctors only read about it in text books so when a marfans kid is in Emergency well every doctor every students doctor and...
    gypsymae gypsymae 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    At The Hospital

    At the Childrens hospital where i live there is a McDonalds on the ground floor i always take both of my kids there before my sons Hospital visits as a kind of reward and to make my son look foward to his appointments. Sitting there eating a cheese burger today i felt totally...
    gypsymae gypsymae 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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    Personally, I Would Have Preferred Stares To The Beatings.

    Ah, dislike of the unlike, how very human, which is one reason I don't feel like I entirely belong to the species. Oh, was I an easy target. Hearing impaired, mildly autistic, and not the most masculine of boys growing up. Why oh why do people take such joy in tormenting those...
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls 41-45, T 6 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    My Son Has Dmd

    I am so intolerant of kids that stare at him.....more so at parents who let them. He is highly intelligent and is more sympathetic to others issues than anyone I have ever met.....So tolerant of the stares......while I just feel like crying, he gives me strength. On the other...
    dbri732722 dbri732722 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    The Nerve Of Some People

      It makes me so mad when I see someone maks fun of a mentally or physicaly challenged people. You might expect some kids, but there are many adults.  I makes me sick when I see a comedian, make a facial feature,  distort his face,  or make fun & I   refuse to watch...
    sweetnshort sweetnshort 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 27, 2011

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    Some Musings.

    Here are some things/advice for folks that I have found to be helpful. 1)Just walk up to me, I don't bite and I'm not contageous. 2)If I see someone staring, I will engage them in a friendly manner, it gets the staring to stop. I've even made a few friends this way! 3)Humor...
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls 41-45, T 4 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    It's Sometimes Worse When They Look 'normal'

    It is challanging, especially when you're just coming to terms with you child's unexpected limitations (temporary or permanent) and diaganosis yourself. But I've seen this one a couple of times, up close - with my brother and now my son. Some children can look physically...
    EternallyHopeful EternallyHopeful 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 9, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I understand people make jokes because they are uncomfortable. doesn't make it right. I made sure my kids were raised with an understanding of people with disabilities. one life...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F Jan 8

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    I feel like the world is against me for reasons I don't know, I may hide behind a smile or paint on my face because thats who you expect me to be. Do you not see the life drained...
    Bubbalicious93 Bubbalicious93 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    So I'm 13 and an 8th grader in NYC. I've never ever been concerned with looks. But last year, I dont know why, I just got more concerned with looks. Being pretty isn't on my life...
    skittlesandanimals skittlesandanimals 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I don't get why people stop talking/texting/messaging me. I think I'm a pretty cool and nice person. I guess something is wrong with me but that's alright lol, I like the way I am...
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72 16-17, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I only feel sadness. Since my diagnosis that's all I feel and I'm sick of it! I've thought about killing my self sometimes to end it but ik that would put sadness on my family and...
    hgentry hgentry 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I just want to stop thinking about her all the time.
    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M Jan 21

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    I'm not one of those sensitive people who gets offended when someone uses the word retarded. What ****** me off is when people try to make fun of or harass disabled people for...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I happen to be a disabled person. My disabilities stem from being brain dead for 9 minutes when I was born premature. As a result of that I have static brain damage and that has...
    wolf70jc wolf70jc 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I have the most beautiful niece in the world. Her name is Shiloh and she has Down syndrome. But that doesn't define her, in my opinion it is nothing more than a trait of hers. She...
    j1494 j1494 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    I really hate it when people do that. I mean, I don't understand how it's funny. I also don't underhand the point of making fun of someone for those reasons. I find it completely...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    When I was in high school my sophomore year I rode the school bus. This special ed boy ride the bus and I believe he is three or four years younger than me. He has a bit of...
    upupandaway24 upupandaway24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    i wish people could open there eyes to see who we really are were not bad were not evil were doing what makes us comfortable just like anyone does and no matter what you believe...
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 11

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    The letter he didn't appreciate Why does everything between us have to be a teeter-tooter? We’re always up and down but never the same. There’s noone to blame we’re just...
    beautifuleyes13 beautifuleyes13 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    This is to all of you people who say mean thinks to me because I ask people if I think I'm pretty I did it because I saw other people do it I dont want attention I know I'm...
    natalie7536 natalie7536 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    EP censorship is becoming a total pain in my arse. I've now attempted to post my story , it's not past the stupid rules according to EP Allie . I keep altering it. I haven't used...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    When i was a little girl my father was my hero I was his shadow as far as I knew his saving grace fate had dealt its hands leaving him with me as a toddler and three older...
    RueRaven RueRaven 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    "Hi". "Where are you from?" "What are you doing?" What this style of conversation does is get on my nerves and it's boring. Please stop wasting my time and get to the point. Say...
    LadyIndiscretion LadyIndiscretion 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Don't you ever regret knowing someone in your life... Good people will give you experience... While the worst people will give you a lesson... And the best people will give you...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    Guys stop adding me. Your wasting your time.
    jusleaving jusleaving 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't stand it, so rude when people say they want to chat then take ages to reply or not at all. I mean seriously?
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus 18-21, M Dec 31, 2014

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    I need to stop bc I've been having a lot of chest pain and I don't want to keep disappointing my loved ones by making them see me struggling with this:( its embarrassing but I can...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Everyone has their own likings of what they want to do on E.P.But I find sometimes that people take you in your circle and hardly interact with you.I am not being judgemental.Just...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I find myself magnitized to versions of the people I loved I carry on after the departure thinking I will see a better day That this, someone new, is different from you in everyway...
    RueRaven RueRaven 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I wanna know why people push other when they offer help. You know about the boat, dont let the boat pass you, God is listening to you preyer. Im the guy on the boat, i wanna help
    EnigmaticCasper EnigmaticCasper 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    How is it so easy to forget me? It's been a year now since I last heard from you and you're still on my mind. How do I get it to stop? How did you do it? Was I really that easy...
    seekinglover seekinglover 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    sometimes i wonder, what keeps me going? why don't i just end it all. end all the suffering. then i remind myself that all suffering is temporary. there are better days ahead...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    How to Stop Herpes Outbreaks(http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=3980)
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Does anyone have tips on how I can stop, I've been trying so hard. I don't really have anyone to help me through it though.
    lostgirl2001 lostgirl2001 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I don't need this right now :'( I just want to be happy .. I want my trust back and my heart and my self esteem.... Just wanna know someone cares about me :'(
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Do You Really?(from my journal) I don't know how to start, or where to start. Let's start with the first question: "Do you really want to go back to a one sided friendship...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I don't ever want to go on meds. Medication in itself and what it does to the body scares me. It's so unnatural and potentially toxic. I believe that a slight overdose of cold...
    Firecandy Firecandy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    What if I will never find my happy again? Today is my birthday and I am miserable. I want to go out and have a good time but I forgot how. I just lay in bed pissed at myself for...
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 9

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    Just b/c somebody is different for you or wants different things that you do or likes different things than you do or believes differently that you do doesn't give you the right to...
    OpenMan44 OpenMan44 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is my first poem of me trying to explain my feelings... it kind of made me feel better after I wrote it... "Fighting Alone" I don't know what to do anymore. I don't know how...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 3

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    Within Your Eyes i want to breathe you in Crawl inside your head Walk around for hours Exploring thoughts unsaid I want to taste your fear And swim inside your eyes Wrap up in...
    candyone candyone 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    Message me if you want it, I don't really have many people to talk to on there and would like to make some new friends.
    mr8bitmonster mr8bitmonster 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Do you feel the emotion through my words? Do you understand, for me, there's no cures? Do you understand what it's like to want to be dead? I wonder what my mom feels as she...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    This one is a bit dark. *Trigger warning* It's about a cheating boyfriend leading his girlfriend to suicide. Please leave feedback. Meet Jones, he's only 19 years old but he...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 10 Responses Jan 2

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