Gerald Chipeur Relays Stephanie Chipeur Interview
Gerald Chipeur Relays Stephanie Chipeur Interview. I want to thank Gerald Chipeur for pass on the interview Beatrice Media had with Stephanie Chipeur. Stephanie has become a quadriplegic because of a car accident over a year ago. This has brought many changes to her life including changing the subject of her law doctoral thesis.
In this interview Beatrice asks several questions on how Stephanie is doing now after the car accident. They also ask her several questions on how being a quadriplegic affects her life today.
Stephanie come across as a person who has come a long way. She not only sees how this injure has impacted her life. She also sees how people with disabilities must cope with the unbending and sometimes great obstacles that people without disabilities do not see. Disable people across Canada need to take note of Stephanie’s drive for awareness. I am sure that the awareness created will help all disabled people.
Stephanie has become aware of not just physical obstacles but also health related obstacles for those with disabilities. People with disabilities have to be more aware of issues that would be there in a accident or disaster. People without disabilities many times do not even think of the potential outcome in the event of an accident or disaster.
The single one thing of being trapped becomes so different for a person with a disability. They are not able to get around the same as a person without a disability. They must rely on others which might not always be there for them.
The identity that one has because of a disability was looked at. Stephanie beings out the differences between a disabled male and a disabled female. How they view their disability and how they get around. It was brought out that males have more upper body strength and have a greater need for independence. Females struggle to maintain upper body strength and have a lesser need for independence. This is just the general view of Stephanie. This is not true for all males and females today. There is a lot of need for independence from both males and females in today’s society. This is good because the fact that people like Stephanie are speaking out for the good of disabled people.
Stephanie mentions two things that she would like people to be aware of. They are one, people with disabilities do not like others to come up to them and have a pity party. Disabled people are living breathing humans just like everyone else. They just have different challenges to deal with. The second thing that Stephanie would like people to be aware of is the following. It would be so great for people to be aware of and have a clue about the limitation that disabled people have. See that there are differences and be knowledgeable about the differences.
People with disabilities want to live their lives just as people without disabilities live their lives. As a result, for many that will be different. That is not what people with disabilities are wanting society to emphasis. People with disabilities want to be part of society just like the next people does.
It was great to read Stephanie’s comments on the life and challenges of a disabled person through her eyes. Again we want to thank Gerald Chipeur for relaying this interview to us. This is one of the areas that Gerald Chipeur uses his law experience in helping create a voice for those who need a voice.