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Anger against me

Today I have been getting a lot of direct messages from people who have been cussing me out and being told I am a traitor to the #DisabilityCommunity for saying lets get past this Dominic Cummings situation. I find this to be absolutely disgusting because I am not willing to let Political craziness to interfere with the safety of myself and my families safety. So, I am going to explain my position on this now once and for all so if you do not like it just block me, delete me or ignore me.

Did Dominic Cummings break lockdow? YES! Did Boris Johnson decide to back him? YES! Has Dominic Cummings shown no remorse for what he did? Absolutely not!

But what does this mean to me? Not a whole lot. Yes, I am angry about it because I am asthmatic and over weight. Because of this I have had to put myself in limited communication with the outside world. I only go out to check my post box twice a week. I put my rubbish out once a week and if I have letters to post I take them to the post box once a week late at night or early in the morning so that I am not likely to bump into anyone. I have not been able to see my dad without a screen since the end of March, that is nearly 2 months ago. He is very ill that you would be hard pressed to find what’s right with him. He also has dementia. I have been unable to see my fluffy babies Lucky and Prince which helped with my mental health since the end of March. So I have done everything I can to protect myself and my family and for Dominic Cummings did angers me greatly.

The thing that I think people need to focus on with this issue is that how many people did Dominic Cummings and his Wife infect on the way to Durham? You can’t drive 250 miles without filling up the tank or stopping to pee. Had his COVID-19 taken over him whilst he was driving he could have killed his family in a car accident and infected people and killed others if he caused a crash.

But what does this mean for us? It does not mean one bad thing should take away from what we have sacrificed. We have spent 2 months sacrificing and that should not be wasted. If we start saying that “well he did it so I am going to do it”. That takes away from the sacrificing we have done. If there is a second peak then that will be because we decided to ignore what we know works in stopping the virus. There is no Vaccine yet which means that we will need to stay alert at what is going on. The virus does not discriminate between social status, disabled or not, male, female, heterosexual or gay. It does not discriminate and so we need to make sure that we have looked after ourselves and our loved ones.

So, what we need to do as a country and a global community;

  1. If you are classed as vulnerable or extremely vulnerable should do what they can to minimise the risk to themselves and their family;
  2. If you are going out you need to social distance and be considerate of everyone on the street;
  3. Help out as many of the people who you can whether it is face to face or online. Keep everyone’s moral up!
  4. Support our Medical professions who are also sacrificing seeing their families to keep us going and making sure we do not run out of medical professionals;

What ever any politician does during this Pandemic will be remembered in the History Books. They will always be remembered for both the good and the bad that they have done so lets move passed what Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson as what they have done, will go down in history.

Boris Johnson was democratically elected into office on the last General Election and democratically elected as the leader of the Conservative party. If, after this pandemic is over you feel he needs to pay, then you vote him out at the next election. That is what is best for our country is to follow our democratic society. But, until we get a chance to goto the polls and cast your vote. Until then we need to continue with working on keeping this virus tamed until we have a vaccine that will save lives.

I have no intention of breaking my isolation so honestly I urge everyone no matter what country you are in, no matter your circumstances please continue to do what you are doing and keep this virus tamed.

Open letter to Children with Disabilities

Dear child,

I know you wish you were like all the other kids in school. You wish that you were not different. You wish that the comments would stop and that you would be accepted for who you are.

I know that when you get up in the morning wishing you could stay in bed and pray that you could stay safe. I know at times you feel so low that you want to die.

I know how you feel because I was you. I was picked on and bullied my entire school life, unfortunately for me it wasn’t until I was an adult and late late teens that I found out what made me different but it hurt. The comments that kids made, the names I got called and sometimes even physical violence. I just wanted it to end. I didn’t know how to bring the subject up with anyone because when I did things got worse. So, I internalised it all.

But, I want you to hang in there. No matter what makes you different you are special. No matter what you deal with on a day to day in school it can get better. It is hard to see the light right now but it is there and you can be who ever you want to be. You can get a college degree and you can have a career and those bullies you dealt with in school are likely to find out the hard way what Disability is. When they have to deal with it either in themselves or in the family they love they will realise and regret the choices they made. They will remember you forever because they will regret it and you will not remember them.

The light may seem far off but don’t loose hope. Don’t let the bullies win. Because everything you are going through now is giving you more strength to go out and get what you want.

Your family love you and you are loved by people who don’t even know you.

Find your strength and fight on through the pain and through the hurt because what is waiting on the other side is acceptance, love and understanding.

Bullies can only win if you let them. So fight hard every day to prove that you are the awesome person that you are.

Prayer, love and support going out to you and all children who have a Disability x you are all loved x

From

Me

New South Wales Rural Fire Service

To the world.

I have seen the issues in Australia and I am saddened by all of it. It is heartbreaking to see all these fires and what the first responders must be going through whether they are fighting the fires, evacuating people from their homes, dealing with the wounded or helping the survivors.

We take our first responders for granted. We know they are there when we need them and say things like “it’s their job” or “no one helps me and I do my job all the time”. But the thing is there is a difference between office work and fighting devastating fires and we need to acknowledge that. This is why I am starting a Go Fund Me page where the proceeds will go to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. It can hopefully help sure up the services they have, help them get the things they need to replenish their stocks and maybe provide support for their firefighters who are struggling to cope with the devastation they are seeing every day.

The brush fires are still going on and the work these people are doing is stopping them from spreading further. We need to support our uniformed services and this one especially because the firefighters are volunteers. They have their own work to do but volunteer to be firefighters on top of it.

Please help me raise the money to give them. Share, retweet, or whatever you can even if you donate 50p that is better then nothing.

Let’s show these people that we care and say Thank You For Your Service. I know there are many people out there who want to help so please let’s do this for them. I am just one disabled person wanting to help those who help their community I hope everyone else will be willing to help our brothers and sisters in Australia

Here is the link

Support the NSW Fire Service

Thanks