All posts by Stephen Drake

Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

The LA Times is reporting that the  death of a disabled 8-year-old boy in 2013 is currently under investigation by Los Angeles police and the DA office. Back in 2013, Cole Hartman’s father found his son with his head submerged in their washing machine. Cole went into cardiac arrest, but paramedics were able to resuscitate him. … Continue reading Four Years After His Death, Disabled 8-Year-Old’s Death in Organ Donation is Under Investigation

Australia: Liz Carr Singing and Talking Against Assisted Suicide

Anyone who reads this blog or follows the international euthanasia/assisted debate should be familiar with Liz Carr – whose website describes her as an actor, comedian, presenter, and activist. The list is too short – she’s also a documentary film maker and a playwright. She’s in Australia right now, with her musical “Assisted Suicide – … Continue reading Australia: Liz Carr Singing and Talking Against Assisted Suicide

New Mobility Highlights “2016 People of the Year: The Resisters”

Few in the disability community would argue about 2016 being a hard year – assaults on the Americans with Disabilities Act, assaults on our access to education, assaults on safety nets many of us rely on – and of course – assaults on our right to dignified lives in the form of policies and rhetoric … Continue reading New Mobility Highlights “2016 People of the Year: The Resisters”

Australia: Liz Carr speaks about euthanasia and assisted suicide (youtube)

Liz Carr is a British activist, actor, comedian, essayist (there’s also a musical added to her resume, but more about that at another time). Debate on euthanasia and assisted suicide has kicked up again in Australia. Liz made this video to make the case against legalizing it there – or anywhere, really – including the … Continue reading Australia: Liz Carr speaks about euthanasia and assisted suicide (youtube)

Sometimes They Really ARE Out To Get You: Allergies, EpiPens, Playgrounds & Price Gouging

Back in my teens (late 60s-mid 70s), a popular poster displayed the following statement: “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they AREN’T out to get you”. I think it’s still fairly popular – not to mention relevant – today. First, as most people already know, the EpiPen, a portable injector absolutely essential to people with … Continue reading Sometimes They Really ARE Out To Get You: Allergies, EpiPens, Playgrounds & Price Gouging