Saturday, March 2, 2013

Disability Day of Mourning (part 2)

Warning: Contents of this entry may be triggering, please keep that in mind while reading and clicking on the links below.

Last night, I participated in the virtual vigil to remember the lives of people with disabilities that were lost by the hands of their family members or caregivers. Thank you to Savannah for hosting this. I will post a series of links that we have shared last night.

Here is a list of names of people with disabilities who lost their lives by the very people who they were supposed to trust, dating back from 1993 to December 2012. The list is incomplete, there are many others whose names we do not know, and we mourn for those lives as well. This link also includes how they died, so read with caution.

Here are the links to the writings that were shared. Some of these are pretty hard to read, so read with caution.

When is enough going to be enough? We all need to speak up because this needs to stop. It’s just wrong, on so many levels. Honestly, I do not know what else to say.

So, I leave you with this quote:

“Mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” – Mother Jones.

Until next time, God Bless.
- Chloe


  1. Your links and your heart are well received!

    Be well! <3

  2. That is so sad. Thank you for sharing that, Chloe.