Dear Mr. Trump,
As much as I am against your agenda, I do want to be the first to congratulate you on your win for the presidency. It looks like you have a lot on your plate and I sincerely hope you can turn this country around and “make it great again.”
However, one thing concerns me regarding your policies that I wish you would pay attention to.
It has to do with the people you make fun of, the disabled who look up to you to assist them with their daily needs and desires.
You see, there are millions of people, myself and my boyfriend included, who rely on benefits that are vital to keeping us out of Institutions and into the community where we belong. Services like Social Security and In-Home Care are keys to our success. Without these much-needed services, we won’t be able to survive.
You say you want our country to be great again, but yet you continue to belittle our population and refuse to see us as the citizens we are. You refused to give us the benefit of the doubt that we are capable of doing anything. You brutally make fun of disabled voters at your rallies, and let’s not forget the stunt you pulled on that reporter that has made you an instant internet meme.
Sir, where is your compassion?
I pray you never have to face disability in your lifetime. I pray that you never have to put a family member or loved one into In-Home Care or a nursing home. I pray that you don’t have to deal with battles with insurance companies for simple things that will assist in your Independence. I pray you never face discrimination in the workforce or life in general, simply because your body or your mind works differently than other people.
You see Mr. Trump, people with disabilities want to be part of this community and have the same opportunities as everybody else because WE ARE everybody else. We want to live independently, have a job, get married, and live an amazing life like anyone else can because it’s our God given right as Americans to have that pursuit of happiness.
As you start your presidency, please don’t forget people like us who rely on your policies. You are not just the leader of this country, you are also our protector. You can make or break this country. And I sincerely hope you dig deep into your heart and see the potential that disabled people in this country have. With your help, we can make this country great again and we can prove to the world that our differences combined together can move mountains.
The ball’s in your court, sir. Please don’t set this country back 50 years like I think you will. Prove us wrong. Find some compassion and put it to good use. You have your fame and fortune, now it’s time to step down from your pedestal and make miracles happen.
You’ll be surprised on what we can do.
An amazingly-abled citizen