I said I was going to take the rest of the week off from ranting and raving, but I read a story this morning that just won’t let me do that.
A woman from Canada, Ellen Richardson, is a paraplegic. In 2001 she attempted suicide as a result of delusions and depression. Therapy and medication got her lined out, and she did really well for around 11 years, until the summer of 2012, when she experienced a bad breakup. She then went through a bout of clinical depression – nothing millions of other people haven’t done. She once again sought therapy (she has a psychiatrist with whom she has excellent rapport), and once again came through the depression to be a normal person.
Earlier this year, she booked herself a cruise – her fourth – that is organized by the March of Dimes. For this 10-day Caribbean cruise she paid around $6,000. She was ecstatic and couldn’t wait. Then she got to the airport where her plans crashed and burned.