So, what’s a normal cripness. Is it wheelchair bound, blind, deaf? What about if you look a lot older than you are. I’m not talking about smoker’s elephant skin. I’m talking "done nothing wrong young, I just look old" skin.
I read an article earlier this week about Sarah Geurts, who, from the age of 10 battles Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a collagen deficiency, which makes her look way older than she is. For ANYBODY, this would be debilitating to the self-esteem when society bases status on looks. She can’t hide all her skin any more than I can hide this large DP can I ride in. It either defeats you, OR you learn to MAKE it work FOR YOU. Those’re the choices.
Getting tired of feeling defeated, Sarah decided to make her cripness work FOR HER by early adulthood. HOPEFULLY, we ALL get there. Everybody has their own rate of acceptance. BUT, it’s NOT the time it takes one to get there, it’s that one gets there.
Be good to each other.