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On the train to Geelong
A cheery young man wobbles in the aisle, and then sits opposite. He touches me on the knee. "Hello!" he says, and then says something indistinctly. Seeing I don't understand, he smiles, and brings out a keyboard with a slim screen facing me. He types, "What is your name?" With smiles, typing and talking, we get a conversation going.
His name is Tom, and he suffers from cerebral palsy. He explains that his brain knows what he wants to do, but the message gets scrambled on the way to his body. He introduces himself to other passengers in our cluster of seats and gives us a copy of the book he has written about his life. Then he asks us if we would like to buy a copy. We are slightly taken aback, but we buy the book.
Meeting Tom inspires Boojum in our work with the Office of the Public Advocate, who champion the rights of people with disabilities, and their carers. Like so many 'disabled' people, Tom isn't looking for sympathy - he just wants a shot at goal, and he's giving it everything he has. If you do see Tom on the train, buy his book. It's a good read.
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