I have a sister who, in the past, was classified as "mentally retarded". She has disabilities. She needs help completing some tasks, she is completely self-sufficient in others. She can't drive, she can't work full time, and in order for her to go to school, there has to be serious modifications made in order for her to grasp the material.
I feel that campaigns like this can be kinda...pointless. We all click and share thinking we did our part to raise awareness. But what do you do the other 364 days of the year? Are you volunteering your time to go cheer on Special Olympics athletes at their tournaments? Are you coaching for a few hours during the week? Donating or raising money to support a local charity that helps mentally challenged kids and adults?
So I challenge you. Yes, you.
Spend some time with someone who is
Volunteer your time - a few hours every week or a day. Enjoy their celebration of life.