We’d like to share a wonderful message that we recently received. The photo is of Madison and her brother Conner.
“Our family recently took a bus tour. During one of the stops, my husband and I sat behind the bus driver while we waited. Our niece took our daughter Madison, who has cerebral palsy, and our son Conner to the restaurant to get some food. When the kids walked by, the bus driver turned to us and said, “Boy, I always feel sorry for kids like that.”
Needless to say, we were dumbfounded and unsure of how to respond without making him feel bad. It was clear that he didn’t know that Madison was our daughter. So, I responded, “You know, you really shouldn’t. She is pretty happy.”
I can’t get your CurePity commercials out of my head. The last thing we want is for people to feel sorry for Madison. We want them to look past the wheelchair and see all the great things she can do.”