Many years ago, I used to work in a special school with severely disabled children and young people, so when I came across this, it was something really special to me and close to my heart. It was easy to see the disability and miss the person.
The students I worked with had conditions that ranged across the board, but lay at the severe end. Some students could only communicate through their eyes, because they didn’t have the ability to speak, but their eyes told a thousand stories and I knew that many were simply trapped inside their own bodies, unable to let me know how they felt.
Take a look at this. It’s powerful and moving and took me back to some of my hardest, but most powerful memories and I wanted to share this with you.
Many of my former students have since passed. Their conditions dictating their untimely end, but I hope in some way that I helped, along with my colleagues, to make their short time a little brighter. This is for them. To remember them.
Serina Hartwell – Author Hidden – Book 1 of The Hidden Saga