vody/> RCM - Revitalizing Community Membership: Empowering Independence: June 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Vacation! Another great year in Sandbridge!

Another great year in Sandbridge!


Just Because I’m Disabled Doesn’t Mean I’m Invisible

This is powerful, please share!


Bread for the City: Donate $25 in Honor of Dr. Randi’s 25 Years of Service to the District!

The best recognition you can give in support of her 25th anniversary is a donation to Dr. Randi’s beloved medical clinic. Will you give $25 in honor of her 25 years of committed service to the District? 

To donate, click here: DONATE 


Monday, June 20, 2016

“Me Before You” Could be an Invitation to Suicide

“Live Boldly! Live Well! Just Live!” shout the ads for the tear-jerking melodrama “Me Before You,” which is based on the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes. But that’s not the message of the movie, not by a long shot.

Better Dead than Disabled is more like it.

Will Traynor, the wildly rich and incredibly handsome hero, who has quadriplegia as the result of an accident, has decided to end his life at age 35. Even though he’s fallen in love with Louisa Clark, his relentlessly charming paid companion, he decides that his life’s not worth living because it can never be the same as it was before the accident that paralyzed him.

So sympathetically is his decision portrayed in the film, so persuasive are his arguments in favor of assisted suicide to his family and Louisa, that I could almost feel the audience, comprised almost exclusively of young women sobbing into wads of Kleenex, nodding their heads in agreement.

To read more on this story, click here: “Me Before You” Could be an Invitation to Suicide


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