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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Meeting Recap

Yesterday can only be summed up with one word. It was absolutely amazing. Four hundred people, from all around the country, converged at a single point behind a solitary cause. So many amputees were in attendance that we joked about the hearing becoming a mini-conference.

I am fortunate that the hearing was relatively local. With the exception of a lot of time behind the
wheel and a single night at a hotel, my expenses were null. Sitting outside the hearing room, I was reunited with friends who flew across the country, at their own expense, because of they felt compelled to be involved and show solidarity.

I drew so much strength and courage from the crowd that I didn't feel nervous when I approached the podium. I knew that the stakes were high, but I also knew that I could not have been surrounded by a stronger support base. A new friend videoed my testimony so that I could share it in this blog. I stumbled over a few words, but I did my best to convey the real life implications of these proposals.

1 comment:

  1. That was fabulous!! Thanks so much for being there.