So, you are wondering why America is going to shit


 

This blog is a response to another college assignment to analyze and respond to the Frontline video “Growing Up Online”. “

The first thing to note is yes this video is a bit dated. That being said, all one really needs to do to make it relevant is to insert Facebook into every occurrence of MySpace in the video.

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Cerebral Palsy, state school versus public

Kirin Peters, age 7

Kirin Peters, age 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting a child with Cerebral Palsy, or C.P., into a well-funded and well equipped state school for the disabled can be difficult.

State Schools:

With disability services offered in almost every district school today is it really worth the hassle?

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Cerebral Palsy: The Tale of Kirin Peters

This is a video feature over my stepson Kirin and the affliction he suffers from, Cerebral Palsy. As a feature it is not as news oriented as some of my projects have been; and not as “loose” as some of my fun articles have been. Kirin got CP because of the negligence of hospital staff that can not be mentioned because of legal reasons. As of the date of this video, he is a thriving little boy happy and healthy in every other aspect of his life.

“It’s just a moment in time, step aside and let it happen” – A short story about my handicaped stepson and my life

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“It’s just a moment in time, step aside and let it happen.”

(Quoted from the short lived TV. series firefly by Joss Whedon.)

It all started out for my stepson in a rush of action, confusion, miscommunication, and as fate would have it mistakes. I had not yet met my future wife, however the lengthy court depositions, the first hand accounts of family members, and the inevitable and necessary law suit itself bear out the events in glaring detail that is a story in it‘s own rite. After a terrible birth that could be described almost as a melee, and multiple failures on the doctors behalf and several cruel jokes of genetics, Kirin was born with cerebral palsy and mental retardation. For my stepson Kirin, a future that promised difficulties and damage, emotional, physical, and mental, by necessity, also bore with it strength of will and resolve to live. Continue reading