Create More Activities for Physically Disabled People Who Can't Use Their Hands

AilsaS Community member Posts: 6 Connected
When you have a disability that stops you from using your hands, it is certainly a huge pain. My disability makes it extremely difficult for me to do some things because I can’t take part in everyday activities, like an able-bodied person would. This is incredibly frustrating for me because I just want to do what every person my age does. There are few activities that I can do, and I try to keep my ability to do these things on my own, but that does not always work. I can become isolated and down because I can’t do things.

I have not got much use of my hands at all. I often don’t want to go out because I have done everything that I can do, and I am bored of doing the same things repeatedly. To tell you the truth, I am sick of it! I know that I am not the only one who can’t use their hands. Why hasn’t anyone thought about helping us? We need different things to do!

When I became eighteen, I also became entitled to respite care once a week. If you don’t know already, my respite care is where I employ two carers to take me out to go places, basically do whatever I want to do. That is all very well and good if you know what you can do, but I don’t. I only have a few things that I know I can do…

There must be other people out there who have little or no use of their hands.

I don’t know about you, but it really frustrates me that no one has thought about setting up more activities for physically disabled people to do without needing the use of their hands. I can’t be the only one, can I?

I think that it is possible to create more activities for people who have not got the use of their hands because it has been done before but in other parts of the world. I think it is possible to create activities that you can use other parts of your body to take part in. For example; if someone has more use of their feet than their hands, then why can’t they take part using their feet?

In a way, I think that people who cannot use their hands are at a massive disadvantage because they probably want to get out there and do things but they can’t because there is not anything that is physically possible for them to do.

A few years ago, a good friend of mine had a major operation that could have damaged the nerve signals in his hands or arms, which could have resulted in him not being able to use his hands ever again. I was extremely scared that he would lose the use of his hands because I didn’t want him to go through the same experiences that I am going through now.

I have an online petition, which I created to try and help create more activities for physically disabled people who can’t use their hands. It would mean the world to me if you would help me and a lot of other people if you could sign and share my petition.

Let’s see if see if we can reach this goal and help change opportunities for physically disabled people who have not got the use of their hands.