Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

MY con­grat­u­la­tions on your 30th an­niver­sary, and a gi­gan­tic thank you for pub­lish­ing that beau­ti­ful front-page pho­to­graph of six-yearold Beth El­bert who has Down syn­drome, cere­bral palsy and other com­pli­ca­tions.

Then in the same edi­tion, a fam­ily photo fea­tur­ing hand­some ninemonth-old Otis Har­ris who is cop­ing with rare Hirschsprung’s dis­ease, plus an­other six dis­abil­ity re­ports cov­er­ing cys­tic fi­bro­sis, guide dogs, can­cer, meningo­coc­cal B vac­cine, quad bike ac­ci­dents and cop­ing with pain.

To have so many dis­abil­ity sto­ries in one is­sue must be a record.

Con­grat­u­la­tions for bring­ing th­ese per­sonal is­sues into the com­mu­nity so that fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties can be sup­ported. WIL­LIAM BOOTH, Bent­ley.

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