Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities - Ottawa Dinner

To all of you who were unable to attend the Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities - Ottawa (CAMD) dinner on Sunday, you missed a really great and well attended event.  Despite the fact that someone pulled the fire alarm, despite the fact that our sound system was not working properly and despite the fact our guest speaker cancelled in the last minute, everyone had a great time. These mishaps are seen as minor in comparison to those challenges faced by those who live with a disability on a daily basis or have family members who do so. People and families living with disabilities are used to daily challenges and are well aware that, for the most part, nothing comes easy. For many, just getting out of bed in the morning can be difficult. So faulty sound systems, fire alarms and cancelled speakers be damned, there are bigger challenges than this to face and we celebrate the beauty of life with all of its major an minor adversities.  

Shawn