Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Is it time for Plan B?

It's difficult when nobody else seem to care about causes you feel passionate about. You try and you try and you try and yet you're always back to square one. I feel like I'm doing all I can to get people interested in helping kids with Cerebral Palsy, to make them aware of issues of people with disabilities,  yet few have listened. I get frustrated not because I think my story is oh-so-inspiring and that everybody should just drop everything, stop and listen. But I think I should be making some progress. I also know that I'm getting older. If I dedicated all the energy I've put into promoting the Jordan Klausner Foundation, I would probably have an office and a practice by now. I also know, the older I get, the more I wait, the more difficult it will be to transition into the legal field. And with every setback, it's hard to not ask myself those questions.  When's enough enough? Should I just give up? I promised myself to be honest on this blog and  it's not always rainbows and butterflies.

People get behind all kinds of causes. Human, animal, inanimate alike. They are all equal in my book and I don't think that ours is any better. But I can't help asking myself how long will we be stuck. Would I be in the same spot ten years from now and when do I finally let go. Why am I doing this, am I just that stubborn trying to get things started against all hope or is there a real chance to go further. Everybody has these thoughts sometimes. And sometimes I say to myself, maybe this isn't the place, maybe this isn't the time. Maybe we just can't get to work, maybe the interest just isn't there?

But I have to go on, because it seems like nobody else will. I haven't heard about a cause like this so I want to continue as long as I can. I can't remember any mass Cerebral Palsy awareness campaigns in the area or any honest discussion about CP education or rehabilitation. I really don't hear that much about Cerebral Palsy in America at all. If we let this go so many parents will go on not knowing that they are allowed to have hope. That they have rights, that they have therapy alternatives. At some point I will be forced to let this go if we can't make it work, but that day is not today.

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