Sunday, January 18, 2015

If you don't try, you fail - Story of Aaron Wood

4 comments:

william Peace said...

I have such mixed views about this short film. The over dramatic music, tears, and clear message disability is a tragedy turns me off to no end. Yet my heart goes out to this guy living at home with his mother when he is in his 30s cannot be easy. I suppose all the wrong questions are posed by the film. Why is he living with his mother? Why did insurance and the state turn down a standing frame wheelchair? Why are we so reliant on a charity model of disability? I for one prefer to question the unnecessary social barriers to living a rich and rewarding life.

Ruth said...

Thanks for your comment, Bill. Personally I don't have time for the "tragedy" melodrama of disability- too busy navigating solutions. You ask great questions.

Tracey Leath said...

I, too have mixed emotions, for different reasons as does Mr. Peace.

Has Aaron received his wheelchair. If not, please direct me so my children and I can partake in forward motion for Aaron amd his family.

Ruth said...

Hi Tracey
Thanks for your comment. I know there were numerous online fundraisers for him. You can reach Aaron at his blog at this link to find out how he's doing:

http://www.aaronwood.us/