Stop judging but share more love and care.
As an occupational therapist, I have seen people with disabilities such as stroke patient, spinal cord injury patient and patient who have lost their limbs due to car accident in hospital. I have trained spinal cord injury patient how to use wheelchair and how to live independently,therefore i truly understand their difficulties in life. A simple task such as standing or moving from wheelchair to bed may take months for them to master it. Life is definitely not a bed of rose for them, especially for those who have lost their upper and lower limb function. They have to work harder and harder in order to live just like us . I have also posted in psychiatric rehabilitation department and I have met people from all walks of life. Many of them have shared their story to me and most of them said that they truly hope that society would treat them just like a normal people, like us.
They don't wish for sympathy but empathy. Hence, I truly hope that society can accept them, especially the psychiatric patient. We shall give them a second chance to go back to work and be back to the society. Stop judging but share more love and care.
Yong Pei Ee