Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Are you kidding me?
It just upsets me to the core that people with Down syndrome & any other type of disability are typically denied for organ transplants. Seriously...are you kidding me? In other words, just because my son has an extra chromosome, he doesn't qualify for a life saving transplant based solely on that? Just let me say that my son is a very bright little boy. He understands more than you think he does...he catches on just as fast as a child without DS does. He's verbal & can tell you what he wants or needs. He loves those who show him love. He deserves a chance at life. I suppose the people who are making these decisions have never loved someone with a "diffability" or else they couldn't possibly deny them life. And I can assure you that they don't have a child with DS or another type of disability, or they couldn't refuse them this life saving operation! I am an organ donor, have been since I was able to be one...I've always believed in this life saving act. However, I'd like to put a stipulation on my organ donation. I want my organs to be offered to a person with DS or any type of "diffability" first. I know that a person with DS would know how to use my heart...they have the best souls in the world. :)