Monday, March 8, 2010

Unforgotten: 25 Years After Willowbrook.



I realize that many people would rather watch an up beat video about the lives of people with disability issues. However, we cannot forget about those who suffered through years of isolation and abuse at the hands of institutions. Many of these people were institutionalized and abused because of their disability and they will spend the rest of their lives re-living horrific memories. One man recalls it being a prison sentence after spending 18 years of his life in an institution.

6 comments:

FaithHodge said...

What a sad state of affairs. There will be many to pay a true price and sentence for inflicting this abuse.

Chris Stonecipher said...

Unfortunately, some of our care agencies are still poorly trained to help these people adjust to what life is supposed to be about.

Glynis said...

Respect for fellow man is still required around the world!

The Ancient Digger said...

This is horribly sad, but a must watch for all.

Chris Stonecipher said...

A friend of mine and psychologists once said that the real disability is loneliness.

ronthoughts said...

You are right Chris about loneliness! Well done friend!

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