--A guest post by KWombles.
Another disabled person denied a transplant because of his disability. Another petition in hopes of changing the hospital's decision (go sign it, please).
After the last time, with Mia Rivera (click
on her name to read the good news that her mother will get to give Mia a
kidney), the disability community came out in full force to support the
Rivera family, and it's happening again, thankfully, with blogger after
blogger writing about Paul Corby's story.
Will this outpouring of outrage make the same kind of difference this
time? We can hope. But one thing's certain, if we don't, as a community,
come out strongly and forcefully for families going through this kind
of discrimination, it will never end, never stop, and it will be someone
we know and love.
Yes, resources are often deemed "scarce" and the costs of
transplantation are high, but people have intrinsic value, and autism
and other related disorders SHOULD NEVER BE the determining factor as to
whether a person gets on the transplant list.
For other bloggers covering this, please see the feeds on the autism blogs directory.