I don’t know if you ever thought about how friendship is a major part of life!
Living with a disability and making friends can be very difficult. People assume you are nothing so they don’t even take the chance to come up to you and start a conversation. This needs to change because people with disabilities are like anyone else and can make wonderful friends.
Let’s take my life for example. I am in a wheelchair and people rarely approach me until I approach them. This is frustrating, but over the years I have made some awesome friends.
One friend I knew from college reconnected and we started chatting about 10 months ago. We went to a couple charity and business events, and had a great time! We became such great friends that we started hanging out a lot. I even made her dinner. She is such a great friend and friends like her are what make your life better. I just want to say thank you for being my friend!
I also met my good friend Judy who was on the Florida Developmental Disability Council. I met her through my dad and we are hopefully going to be working together on some disability awareness projects.
I also want to mention a few more friends that I have done things with. We go to the movies, to the comedy club, to events and more. Shout out to two ladies I met through my friend Joel Weisner from What’s Up Ocala.
I been feeling lately that I have to do some soul searching and find a relationship. However, I have decided that finding friends is more important right now.
I want you to know that great friends are important and will go far with you. Sometimes when you are with your friends both you and they forget about your disability and you are just another one of the guys.
Go out and make you some friends and remember to keep squeaking you wheels!