Thursday, April 8, 2010
Truth and Horror
Today I am going to give you a link to an investigative report about a woman who was injured in the institution in which she lives. It's difficult to read, and you will want to stop after just a few pages. But, it is worth your time.
It's so easy for all of us to forget, or maybe not even know in the first place, that the things described in the report are real. And to know that it happens just around the corner from our daily go-to-work, love our families, pretty good by comparison lives makes it all the worse.
I could particularly visualize the woman in the report that was injured. She could have been my Ashley when she was younger. The way they described her was similar to the way Ashley was before she received the supports to become the intelligent, vibrant child she is today.
The contents of the report sickened me - they made me cry - and they made me want to bring home the woman that was wronged. But, I'm glad I read it, and I am very glad that there are organizations like my state's protection and advocacy agency to stand up for people like the woman in the report.
SEVTC Investigative Report