Blue Baby & Disabled Union
Born a "Blue Baby" in April 1979, had a Blalock Shunt, then in 1984 had a stroke due to a "transposition of the great vessels" open heart surgery complication which partially paralyzed my left side.
The movie Something the Lord Made about who truly invented the shunt is really really good. I think the movie The Music Within about how we got disability rights, and Accidental Genius a piece by great big story on Youtube should be seen by disabled people with their families and inspired these ideas.
I joined because I think we as a group or unit have the ability to be productive and make positive things happen for ourselves and family members / caretakers while we are here. If those of us kinda health and healthy family members do business with each other everyone benefits. What if a family member had the capabilities and wanted to raise pure bread dogs, birds, or fish as additional income. As a group / Union we could buy and gift a dog or pair of whatever with some supplies if the person agrees to gift another pure bread animal and set up of equal value to another member at a later time.This can hopefully keep the charity going, connect people and animals, and create extra income without risking any ones disability benefits
My health is stable but have a bad heart and like most of us with higher health risks want to make the most of my time with what I have and make a difference