People with disabilities face discrimination and are often de-valued by society. People see a handicap or a condition, but not the whole person. Tom is so much more than his blindness or his feeding tube; he is a unique individual with his own wants and values. Tom values pretzels, splashing in water with abandon, toys that make a ton of noise, and MUSIC of many styles. He is an original.
That's why I'm sharing the photos and stories of Tom's everyday life with the world. Because breaking down stereotypes about people with disabilities is work worth doing.
I hope you will decide to join us as a regular reader and please visit our Facebook page as well. Tom has lots more to share with you!
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