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Sarah1984Sarah1984 Member Posts: 43 Courageous
Hello.  I was born with a spinal condition/disability called Scoliosis.  Scoliosis is a curve of the spine.  I am short in stature for my age because of it and i use a wheelchair when i go out, because i get tired walking.  Sometimes children stare at me.  I can understand why they stare at me, because they don't understand why i am using a wheelchair.  I thought of the message below for other disabled people that get stared at.  Do you get stared at?  Do you smile at the person who is staring at you or just ignore it? I have a Facebook page called See the person, not just the condition/disability https://facebook.com/mescoliosisdisability


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  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    This is a great message, @Sarah1984.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  I tend to smile at children or even adults who stare, but I must admit that I don't get it as much these days if I am out.  
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    I love this! 
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,999 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, I get stared at by children and adults. I usually smile. When adults  run in front of me, I say` I`ll get you next time`. It usually brings a chuckle.

    Yesterday, when out shopping I must have evaporated into thin air, when a man barged in front of me in a shop cue. I said `Am I invisible?` His wife looked at me and shook her head in an apologetic way...but the intruder did naff all.

    Ah well, all in a day`s doings.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,680 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for sharing this! :)
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