My painful shin is really my good fortune – at least I can feel my shins. I am one of the most fortunate people on earth. Free education, I can read, walk, eat what I want, drive a car, I have a job. Home is a lovely house that is warm and light comes on at the flick of a switch and cold and hot running water when I turn on the tap. Flushing toilets. I appreciate all that so much given that there are so many people in the world today with no shelter or access to clean water.
Health-wise, I often have a bit of a moan about things. But really, I can see, hear, walk, dress myself and take care of my personal hygiene. Though I may be short-sighted with shin splints and a dodgy digestive system, I count myself fortunate to have those. In this video, I try to explain why.
Charities that support the problems mentioned in this video:
Ehlers-Danlos UK http://www.ehlers-danlos.org
Meningitis Research Foundation http://www.meningitis.org
Do you have any bright ideas to support those with different abilities to most? How do you feel about donating to charities – especially those who approach you in the streets?