For parents of children with disabilities, these moments can be hard to come by, laser-focused as they must be on their children’s health and well-being, both now and in that angst-inducing future where they won’t always be around.
I’ve watched these students evolve into passionate activists, calling attention to the gun violence in Philadelphia that’s too often reduced to a mere footnote in the national conversation on the epidemic.
I’m increasingly hearing some of our staunchest anti-gun violence advocates concede to fatigue in one manner or another. When the people we count on to fight are exhausted, we often suggest self-care, but that puts the onus on them. What should the rest of us be doing for them?