I just found out today that a little girl I have taken care of numerous times as a health assistant and special needs aide at Central Special School died less than a week ago. She never spoke a word, was confined to a wheel-chair, was tube fed several times a day and could not do one thing for herself but I feel blessed to have taken care of her. She helped shape and refine my skills in endless compassion and delicate handling of such a frail young girl. She was well loved by many and I'll always remember putting her in the cutest swim suits for her swim therapy in the school's pool. Even with no communication initiated by her, everyone knew she loved the water and her contorted body could finally "relax" while in the water with her instuctor!
My photo is from The Capital a few days after she died. Rest in peace my little friend!