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Charlotte Rigg

January 12, 2015

A woman who suffers from a little known disease which affects her mobility said she no longer visits her local shopping area due to ridicule she faces there.

Charlotte Rigg suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which affects her connective tissue and mobility.

The medical condition largely leaves her wheelchair bound.

Charlotte, from West Drayton, said she no longer visits Uxbridge because of the ridicule she has faced there.

She is now trying to raise more awareness about the condition.

And here’s her blog, EDS and Lottie, which is also now in the Same Difference blogroll.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Reli Abilities permalink
    January 12, 2015 2:42 pm

    No such thing as “wheelchair bound” and that term is no longer used nor accepted  Scott Ricker Reli-Abilities Accessibility Consulting reli.abilities@yahoo.com  

                Advocate for full Integration and Inclusive Design for Individuals who are dis-Abled

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    • January 12, 2015 3:27 pm

      I fully agree Scott- blame London Live for the outdated phrasing!

      • January 12, 2015 7:00 pm

        Rubbish…I care for a person who is wheelchair bound – nothing wrong with the description at all. I don’t need self-appointed “experts” like Scott Ricker Reli-Abilities Accessibility Consulting telling us what words to use.

      • January 12, 2015 7:47 pm

        Personally, slap7, I do find ‘wheelchair bound’ an outdated phrase. However, there is a constant debate about language and disability, and what language people find acceptable keeps changing. Sometimes the language that you find acceptable may be simply a matter of personal opinion.

        The same debate continues around language and race/sexuality.

  2. Maria permalink
    January 13, 2015 12:19 am

    bit mean isn’t it? you know I think everybody in the world has a disability in some form I mean for those with a personality disability, who wants to have a kindness disorder? or those poor souls who, no matter how hard they try cannot behave decently towards someone who is a tiny bit different You know.

    Seriously though, its not very fair behaviour is it, disabled people going about their business like everyone else and being picked out for abuse, because people are cowards basically that they pick on someone who either cant or looks like they cant fight back. Just to feed their own egos that they somehow think that attacking someone else’s confidence, self esteem and self respect, is going to increase theirs. But they are just sad little people with no lives of their own.

    Tell them to clear out and let this poor woman carry on with her business instead.

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