Girl with no arms and legs says cheerleading try-out is unfair
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July 17th, 2011 01:05 AM
There is a school that has a wheel chair bound student, but she does have arms. They accepted her as an "addiitional" cheerleader, and they all say they can't imagine her not being a member now.
Many schools have 'shout leaders' .... so, if she can yell loud... hey.
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July 18th, 2011 03:43 PM
I agree QK. While I applaud people who overcome disabilities to achieve greatness, like a blind fellow on this Expedition Morocco show, there are just some things that certain people can't do. The blind guy has climbed Everest, that's pretty friggin cool. But he can't ever drive a car. It just can't be done. If one has no legs, one cannot participate in some activities which are based largely on the use of legs.
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July 18th, 2011 05:29 PM
Man you cold... :-)
Originally Posted by wmhawth
July 18th, 2011 05:44 PM
July 18th, 2011 11:13 PM
Title IX, it would make for a good game of lawsuit lotto. Meanwhile costing the taxpayer more legal fees.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
I applaud the effort and respect the struggle, but there is a prayer I picked up in high school
"Lord, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference."
Regardless of your religion, there's a lesson in there that's worth learning, and sometimes you need to learn when to accept something.
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July 18th, 2011 11:30 PM
somewhere in time, round about age 5 she needed a strong father figure.
i have no idea what he thought was more important, but its a boat that has sailed
You plug 'em, I plant 'em
...kid can't read at 17 (Garcia/Hunter 1985)
Lack of preparation on your part does not necessarily constitute an emergency on mine
July 19th, 2011 03:26 PM
This is like having a President with a brain from either party.
July 19th, 2011 03:53 PM
If we would stop changing vocabulary, these things wouldn't happen. She's been told she's "differently-abled" (or some variant) rather than "disabled." The hard cold truth is that there are things she is NOT ABLE to do. As a man, I'm unable to give birth. Who do I sue? I have poor vision, so I can't be a fighter pilot. Who do I sue. I'm too old to try out for American Idol. Who do I sue. I have a 2 inch vertical leap, so I can't play basketball well. Who do I sue?
Accept the cards you were dealt. Make the most of them, but don't expect the vast majority to change the world to accommodate your every wish. Go to the game and cheer on the team, if you have this burning desire to cheer. You don't need a uniform to cheer.
When in doubt, just ask yourself, "What would Theodore Roosevelt do?"
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July 19th, 2011 04:01 PM
I have to admit this is a bit ridiculous. She is incapable of doing the things required for the position, so I just don't get it. I found a working link with a photo, by the way.
Armless, legless teen may sue for cheerleading spot*|*Football
But this story does make me point out that some handicapped people earn their own way and find things that they can actually do. My local Apple store in Ft.Worth has several disabled employees. One is in a wheelchair and there is another guy that is probably about 3 foot tall tops.. he can't even see over the counters where the computers are. But both of them still manage to do their jobs okay and make a living, rather than live on disability. So I give them a great amount of respect.
July 19th, 2011 04:16 PM
I fully understand your point on the folks in the Apple store. And I agree, good for them, but they can do the job. This girl can not, I feel for her, but for gods sake someone has to tell them to give it a rest.
Originally Posted by adric22
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
And Shepards we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee,
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, So that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command,
And we shall flow a river forth to Thee, And teeming with souls shall it ever be,
July 19th, 2011 11:02 PM
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
love and thanks of man and woman."
-- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)
July 20th, 2011 11:09 AM
On the bright side.. I keep up with some of the medical science news sites and there has been a lot of progress made in "limb regeneration" in the last few years. There is hope that it may be possible to tell the cells in her limbs to regenerate, causing her to grow her own arms and legs. It wouldn't surprise me to see this happen in the next 10-20 years. Too bad for her, she'll be a little old for cheerleading. Failing that, they are also making good progress in prosthetic limbs that be controlled by thought, just like a regular limb.
Originally Posted by flagflyfish
July 20th, 2011 05:15 PM
Someone who is blind can be Governor of a state... But they can't be a paramedic. Or be a driver for UPS, for that matter.
Time for some girl, tragic as her life may be, to move into the real world.
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July 20th, 2011 09:08 PM
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