Being an Advocate

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.


Live Life so you never have to say," I should have..." I have lived like this, because at age 9, I was brutally beaten while walking to school and acquired a head injury with a seizure disorder and a lifetime of recovery. I live in spite of what everyone believed I would become. You wouldn't know any of this if you saw me or spoke to me. we are some of the many anonymous people living with disabilities in the world. I am a writer and an avid observer of the human condition and I have found that people with TBI are some of the most misunderstood and under funded groups of people with disabilities, I want to change that. I have advocated for people's rights for most of my life years in the human service field and I'm trying to make a difference through education. I hope to inspire people to live well against all odds and the status quo. Be Unique and be who you are and not who others want you to be. Be FREE!
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2 Responses to Being an Advocate

  1. Kim says:

    I believe with all my heart that your doing Exactly what you were meant to do and you do it Very Well Indeed. I’m thankful to be a part of that group of individuals we work with advocating for the individuals we serve. Every member of our team does such a fantastic job for those we serve. It is truly an honor to be a part of the team.
    Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of something so near and dear to my heart. I was first blessed to grow up with you Amy, and to live through your traumatic brain injury and become the wonderful person you are today. Then to have had a wonderful son who opened my eyes to a whole new world! Thank you! 🙂


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