3.11
My Brittle Bones

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eugenics

Philip C. Burcham, a professor of pharmacology in Western Australia, was born with brittle bone disease. He writes for First Things about having a daughter with the same disability and being told by doctors, “We want to ensure you don’t have another one of those.” Read the entire piece here: My Brittle Bones

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11.23
Misc: Pope Francis again blesses a man with severe disfigurement

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Pope-Francis and disfigured man

Pope Francis continues to be an advocate for the disabled. Read UCatholic‘s article about his most recent meeting here: Pope Francis again blesses a man with severe disfigurement Here’s the same meeting in The Huffington PostThe Healing Power of Love

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10.14
Misc: What my son’s disabilities taught me about ‘having it all’

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marie and her son

Marie Mayung Ok Lee writes in The Atlantic about raising a severely disabled son and how her Buddhism has helped her. She writes, “We are chasing the wrong things, asking ourselves the wrong questions. It is not, ‘Can we have it all?’ — with ‘all’ being some kind of undefined marker that shall forever be moved upwards out of reach just a little bit with each new blessing. We should ask instead, ‘Do we have enough?’ Read her entire essay here: What my son’s disabilities taught me about ‘having it all’

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