Come closer, Mr.Brewer, I have something I want to show you.

I’ve thought long and hard about putting my thoughts into words on the subject of a Cornwall councillor who was recently re-elected. I only became aware of him through the anguished tweets of others on my time line. I don’t know much about him but what I do horrifies me. His name is Collin Brewer and he is on record as saying that children with disabilities should be put down after birth as they are too much of a drain on council services.  I have angrily committed pen to paper, stabbed out words on the keyboard, started, re-started, deleted parts and then the whole thing altogether before realising I don’t need words to show you just how wrong you are, Mr. Brewer if you think children with disabilities are a burden on society. These pictures are all the proof needed.
A sleeping angel dreaming of big things.
Looking to the future.

Always a cheeky grin for us after nap time.

Giggles.

Giggles.

And more giggles.
With her own unique character.
A little lady in her own right.
So keep calm Mr. Brewer, there’s no need for language like yours. Why don’t you get to know us a little better before writing us off entirely?

I was prompted to write this post by a call for a peaceful blog protest by Hayleywho campaigns tirelessly for rights for kids with Down syndrome, and in doing so, is a champion of rights for all kids with special needs. You can read the inspiring, beautifully written entries here

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