Yesterday being and advocate was difficult but the end result was worth every bit of the stress we endured getting there
It was very difficult day that made me realize the disparity between what could be and what is.
I am being cryptic as I must because it was work. But Just know that my Warrior friend and I came out of the situation with our eyes opened, once again to the sad realities of some peoples lives; even though these things are around us much of the time we encounter mostly positive interactions with our work and the people we serve. The situation we encountered yesterday was above and beyond what we experience in our work most of the time.
Yes it is difficult making sure people with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities get the best possible living conditions but then we strive to have them also Live well. Yesterday It worked after a horribly failed attempt we and many others in my field, other fellow warriors heard our pleading, and we all helped a young woman start her life fresh with people who care about her and will care for her well.
Let’s just say that yesterday was a reminder of how fortunate many of the individuals I know are and a note to self to be thankful for all that I have and am able to do for myself.
Being an advocate sure is worth every ounce of energy we put into it and teaching others to be self advocates is a very worth while goal.