Wow. So nearly 5 months since the last post. Whoops!
A lot has happened since then! A LOT. There were just so many things I (Jason) wanted to write about, a ton of AWESOMENESS with few bumps along the way. But hey, that's life right? As I tell Josh, "just roll with it.". I blame summer for our absence--my mind goes on break as well. To give you a snippet of all that has happened, here's a list and pics of our most stimulating events since the last post:
Gold and Silver medals for swimming at the 2015 Special Olympics Hawaii Summer Games
An unfortunate interaction at Foodland with lessons to be learned for all
Tons of supportive and encouraging words from people all over following said interaction
Our 5 month hiatus did not go to waste in regards to this blog. I feel it has provided me (Jason) time of reflection on the purpose and direction of this blog.
It occurred to me, after the unfortunate run in at Foodland and all the words of support that followed suit, that most of the attention seems to be directed towards one half of the Iloreta Bros duo-- me. Yes, I do appreciate and think that the love and recognition you all send me is all too important for my own wellbeing. However, it is even harder for Josh to be the recipient of disability discrimination, carry the guilt of being taken care of, and constantly be challenged by his own body.
So I must take the time to apologize to our readers for not giving the chance to hear Joshua's voice, but most importantly to Josh who deserves all, if not more, of the love I've received.
However, it is even harder for Josh to be the recipient of disability discrimination, carry the guilt of being taken care of, and constantly be challenged by his own body.
SO HERE WE GO.
In conjunction with posting more, I will be asking Josh to write his own blogs as well as assisting him in writing about his experiences with Cerebral Palsy. The next few blog posts are from his own Blog from way back when. With the help of his nurse, Josh created a blog to express what it's like with CP. We hope he can do that here so others with CP and caretakers alike kind find solace in knowing they are not alone.