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One Example of When It’s Okay To Help a Disabled Person

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by Treadmarkz

Here is a perfect example of when it is “acceptable” to assist a “disabled” person, albeit in this example, a temporarily disabled person.

Sara Tucholsky, a Western Oregon University softball player, hit a game-winning home run for her team, but injured her knee after passing first base. If you haven’t heard the story already, click here, because what happened next was not only a gesture of consummate sportsmanship, but like I said, an example of a situation where a disabled person would probably happily accept help.

NOTE: This is not to say that offering to pick up a disabled person and carry them will always be greeted with gratitude. But you get the idea, based on the circumstances described here. When it’s just the right, humane and neighborly thing to do to offer help is when a disabled person such as myself appreciates it the most. Not when a person jumps to the conclusion that I must need it because I am disabled.

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  1. I completely agree with you. I appreciate the fact that you are willing to put yourself out there and help others to understand how or when to help someone with a disability, some people are confused or uncomfortable with how to act around someone with a disability and i am sure that your posts will help to make them more comfortable or at least more understanding of the situations.

    Check out my blog and let me know what you think.

    Keep up the good work 🙂

    Nancy Walker

    February 26, 2010 at 12:09 PM

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