We believe Asher does not have a cognitive disability, but we can't know for sure. What we do know for sure is that he has a physical disability - a pretty significant one.
Please read about Amelia, a little girl who needs a kidney transplant to save her life. But she might not get it because she's been deemed MENTALLY RETARDED and therefore not worthy of the transplant. Yes, you read that correctly: not worthy of a life saving transplant because she has a cognitive disability.
Anyone with a ticking heart should be truly appalled at discrimination against ANY disability, but I can tell you that as a parent of a disabled child, it renders you speechless and sickened. My heart is broken for her family and I am stunned that in the year 2012 this could possibly happen.
Please, take a minute to sign the petition to the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia to allow Amelia to have the transplant she needs.
What if it was this guy being discriminated against for a life saving procedure?