Sunday, January 22, 2012

International Day of Mourning and Memory

International Day of Mourning and Memory
January 23rd

This video was created by my classmate, Kristine.

The day itself, vigorously endorsed and promoted by the awesome Dave Hingsburger of Rolling Around in My Head, was actually inspired by a conversation that Dave had with one of my professors at Loyalist College.

 Remember. Mourn. Celebrate.

And then, read this SUPER-powerful post by Dave, about his cousin Mattie.

 Dave writes eloquently and often about how life is for him, disabled later in life. But this piece, written especially for today, is probably my favourite: it is heart-wrenching and furious, sad and wise, fragile and fierce, all at the same time.


  1. Good reminder. Not to mention the fact that 90% of babies with down syndrome are aborted, each year, for just that reason. Hopefully we can all value the lives of all of our brothers and sisters, no matter what their disability. Thanks, Liz!

  2. Hi Paige! Life, valued. Perfect. Please pass it on!