“But couldn’t you try to marry someone who has polio instead?” This was a line from the recently Oscar-nominated doc “Crip Camp.”
The Netflix film chronicles a camp for children with disabilities in the 70s. More importantly, it shines a light on the disability movement inspired by those who spent summers there.
There is a touching moment where Neil Jacobson, who has cerebral palsy, shares, “One of the women counselors taught me how to kiss. One of the best physical therapies ever!” Jacobson would marry a fellow camper Denise Sherer later in life. She also has cerebral palsy and it was her mom that uttered the first line in this post.
The doc follows camp alums and others to fight for access. You can’t watch and not be in awe of their perseverance.
One more reco. Last Sunday (3/21) was Downs Syndrome Day. Downs occurs when the 21st chromosome uniquely triples. ESPN did a wonderful feature story on Chris Nikic. Last year Chris became the first person with Downs to be an IRONMAN triathlon finisher. It’s a wonderful story of both setting goals and striving for small (1% better) improvements.
At one point, Chris shares his written goals. In addition to the IRONMAN, a house, and a car, he wants to marry “a smoking hot blonde wife from Chicago.”
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