There are 15 year-old boys who need to be carried by their mothers if they want to go anywhere — school, church, to get a glass of water.
There are 10 year-old girls with cerebral palsy who don't go to school because nobody believes their physical limitations don't affect their mental abilities.
There are 60 year-old stroke survivors who are stuck in their houses for months on end, with no opportunity to see friends, neighbors, or sunlight.
Without a voice or advocates,
people with disabilities are
ignored by their governments
and can't contribute to their