…some considered me an embarrassment to the sport and wanted me to just go away.
The quote is exceptional because it’s true…and it happens all of the time. I’m sure it happens to others with other disorders and disabilities.
We make wheelchair ramps, we strive to fight cancer, we pass laws to fight behaviors leading to diabetes. Mental Illness? Hell no, put those people away; let’s not even talk to them.
Love us one minute, ignore or hate us the next…we live with enough darkness. The constant rejection just feeds the illness; it adds to our suicide rates (and that’s when friends and support seem to come out of nowhere…after we’re dead? We needed you before that!)
We do behave badly (I behave badly at times), and many of us take full responsibility for that.
But some of it is out of our control.
Just read it. Read the story…