This is a heart-stopping story by a mom who takes a deeper look at why society still assumes someone like Zariah (see my previous post, You Go, Girl) shouldn’t be allowed to exist. This puts that attitude into a bit of an historical perspective. I learned long ago that people with disabilities were the first Germans used to test out the gas chambers. Some people don’t believe that, as if that atrocity was somehow impossible compared to what followed. Tonight at bedtime, I read another chapter to my son (he loves reading before he goes to sleep) and, as always, I asked him what he wants for breakfast. “Toast and paJAMas,” he laughs yet again at this favourite nighttime joke. What would our lives be like if his had been determined not worth it?