Homeless people who have disabilities are often treated very badly by the system. In fact disabled People in general often don’t get the programs and services they need. I hadn’t planned to attend this church fair but God had other plans for me. Plans to meet an Angel.
Today at a Church Health Fair I met Angel McMillan a young woman who uses a wheelchair.
Ms. McMillan currently lives in the Magnolia House Shelter located at 1424 Herkermer St.
The elevator is kept locked and only the security guard has the key. In case of emergency Ms. McMillan is trapped in the building. She has to beg just to gain access to the elevator to even get outside for doctors appointments or fresh air.
The Magnolia House shelter is also filthy, dirty with garbage and trash strewn everywhere. Definitely an unsafe environment for a young woman with a disability. This facility is in direct violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Of course I advocate for my brother Stephen all the time but think about the homeless disabilities People.
Previously in March I assisted a blind woman to locate the B56 bus at Broadway Junction.
Seeing Eye Dog Sculpture
I advocate for my neighbors with disabilities. Who do you advocate for?
Activism, Advocacy and Resistance to the system is not only providing immediate help but contacting local neighborhood elected officials to get disabled People the goods, services and programs that they need.
Ragtag Daily Prompt Post–Sibling
Some People might think that having a Sibling with Autism as a burden or hindrance However for me Stephen is my Greatest Blessing. Every day I Thank God for choosing me as Stephen Sister. Stephen is that Good portion of my life when all else goes wrong. For Stephen I would move Heaven and earth.
Sharing some old photos of us from 2013
Neither can Floods Drown it**
Together for 40 Years. Where he went so did She
The Dance of Love
Together in Life and into Eternity. As cancer ravaged his body every day he asked for his Beloved. She was first in his mind in the morning and last thought at Night before sleep. Only until Daddy was reassured that the Love of his life would be cared for did he take his final Earthly breath. Then not able to bear her suffering from cancer he begged Jesus to be allowed to escort her home.
On August 1998 Jesus said Yes. Descending into the hospital room Edward said Mable come with me. Taking his hand they ascended towards Home. Passing through the Gates of Heaven at once 25 again. Young, Healthy and in Love.
**Quote from the film Titanic
Thanks for reading. No Daddy issue here. Our Dad was everything to us.
Dance With My Father Again by Luther Vandross
I’m committed to changing the negative narrative and stereotypes of Black Men and Black Fathers.
Don’t drink the Koolaid and Don’t believe the hype about Black men pushed by the media. STOP Watching Love and hip hop plus those Stupid Wives TV Shows! Not real life! All Lies! Fake!
For all the Men Who step in when a child’s Father has died. Salute!
Color him Father. Color him Love by the Winstons.
People don’t flip, they slowly unfold against an angry vindictive Universe bent on their destruction via Thunder lightning doses of physical pain.
Poetic Moments of Pain
Life is a Broken Hallelujah
Hurt by Johnny Cash
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen