Today during PD at work, we watched this documentary. It follows three children with Cerebral Palsy and some of the challenges they face. One of the biggest challenges being that most people don’t presume competence.
I could feel the lump in my throat within five minutes of the documentary starting. My immediate thought was of Buddha. No, he doesn’t have a diagnosis of CP, but he is so similar to one of the kids in the film. Sometimes I think people look at him and just don’t bother doing things with him because “he doesn’t know.” Well, I think he does know.
For the first 20 mins or so of the film, I had to blink away the tears. And finally, it was too much…I walked out. All I saw in that film was Buddha and I couldn’t handle it.