Check out this family’s blog! It is so amazing!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Wheelchairs and World Peace

While most people are inspired by our courage in planning a trip to SE Asia with a child who uses a wheelchair, some people look at us oddly, and others ask outright, “Why would you add any more challenge to your already complicated lives?” We rely on the “universal answer” to why people do things: because we think the benefits will outweigh the costs.

In order to appreciate our challenges, it helps to understand Kasenya’s limitations.

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Add yours Comments – 16

  • Arwen Caban

    on July 22, 2008 at 12:59 am

    Hi Allison

    Nice soul, nice person.
    All you put in this blog says a lot of you.
    It’s true, benefits outweigh the costs almost every time.

    Sorry for my English, I’m trying to improve (I’m American but living in Spain since I was 2 years old.

    from Madrid, Arwen

  • Kamil Karaszewski

    on July 22, 2008 at 1:18 am

    I wish I could be God and just heal this people I can’t look at injustice that touches others . I guess this trip will do very very well to kids , it’s really nice 😉

  • taylor nikole

    on July 22, 2008 at 1:22 am

    i felt a little inspired and uplifted by this blog 🙂
    it really is amazing!
    I dont understand why people would think of it as ‘odd’…
    i think learning about other culturs is important and valuable
    id love to travel
    and it shouldn’t matter if the child is disabled…
    maybe im just ‘ranting’
    but its nice how they state their purpose
    to explain to others… why
    hopefully to lift the blindfold from their eyes.
    wow i don’t even know
    but thanks for sharing
    their blog made my ‘morning’
    <3 taylor nikole

  • bourdieu

    on July 22, 2008 at 2:20 am

    What great parents.

    btw, it’s “family’s” not “families”.

  • The Friday Philosopher

    on July 22, 2008 at 3:48 am

    The World is full of inspirational people!

    Every one of us has at least one problem that we’re trying to deal with, yet for me, there is nothing more inspiring than when you see a person or family whose problems dwarf your own, and they take their problems in their stride!

    It’s blogs like these that really kick me in the head and make me realise that the meagre problems that I may have are a drop in the ocean to most people. Yet almost all of them live their lives to the full, while most of us (including myself) hide behind insignificant things.

    Maybe its time we all step out from behind our selves and take a long deep breath of the fresh sweet World around us!

    Thanks Allison, I shall have this good mood all day now!


  • Sarah M

    on July 22, 2008 at 3:52 am

    That’s so touching! I’m often surrounded by the ‘it’s too hard, why bother?’ attitude, so it’s amazing to see some people who are willing to do a hard thing that’s worth the effort.

  • me Rachel

    on July 22, 2008 at 6:19 am


  • Jennifer

    on July 22, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Kasenya is so lucky to have such wonderful amazing parents. Most people with gifted children would never even think about going on a vacation. I think it’s great that her parents are giving her the opportunity to see a different part of the world. Just because you have a special gift doesn’t mean your life has to be any different then everyone else. Anything really is possible!

  • Bouroux

    on July 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Allison.
    ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE when you decide to do it.
    It’s a good example.
    This family found the positive side of their life. The wheelchair is not a part of the problem but a part of the solution.
    There are many peoples which would need a wheelchair to feel better in their lives.
    this family has managed to give a purpose and pride for their disabled child.
    It’s amazing



  • Kellie

    on July 22, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    All there really is to say about this blog is: courage.



  • Taty

    on July 22, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I’m impressed and inspired by this story… A Great example for us!!!
    Tks for sharing!

  • Joey

    on July 22, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Good afternoon Miss Mack,

    Yes, there’s absolutely no doubt and you’re right. Anything is possible. I’ve always thought that in alliance with powerful energies inside of us, anything is possible. Because they’re the marvellous true vector of our hearts, souls as well as the true light of love and life. That’s great to find such a blog thanks to yours. So thank you very much Miss Mack.
    Take care of yourself and keep smiling,

    PS : Good afternoon Tabby.

    Your Friend always,
    Joey L.

  • arash

    on July 22, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Life is so colorful,
    but a color can be dark or light.
    Light is when one million,
    mind if one’s life is in danger.
    Dark when one’s mind,
    takes a million lives.
    I wish moderation would be as easy as it is on a web page.
    Now the good news;
    doesn’t matter if the world revolves around you
    or you roll your wheelchair around the world,
    to get to the state of happiness every one should travel the same distance.
    It is just an open heart away.

  • C.J

    on July 22, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    This is a very inspirational site. That’s amazing that they aren’t afraid to live their lives and take those trips, as well as help others along the way. And I love the quote at the bottom of the page…

    “The world is a book and those that don’t travel read only a page” – St. Augustine

  • SpEdLaw2

    on July 22, 2008 at 7:52 pm


    I just voted for your excellent blog for Bloggers Choice Awards.

    Could you return the favor at:



  • Gaia

    on August 1, 2008 at 8:57 am

    🙂 How does the trip is gong? You’re amazing! It’s like you are helping me with this, as you know, I’m on a wheelchair too 😀