By Ryan Wilson,
Team Trust, CEO
I am led to believe some persons with disabilities might have a more critical take on trust.
There are times when we have to rely on people, even strangers, to help us with very personal tasks, and I think we are all probably well aware of the inherent risks of such a level of trust.
When I transitioned to college, I, truthfully, had not spent much time away from my parents.
My mom and dad were always by my side, making sure I was safe and secure.
That was not the case when I lived in a dorm.
Mom and dad were an hour and a half away, and I had to immediately learn how to tell complete strangers how to lift me out of my wheelchair.
If they dropped me, I could break many, many bones.
So it was kind of a life-or-death situation.
This is not a rare scenario for a portion of persons with disabilities, especially if you have fragile bones like I do, but it does open our eyes to what really matters:
Trust. Security. Safety.
If I don’t trust you, you aren’t lifting me.
And if you don’t trust you, you aren’t lifting me.
Regardless of how physically strong you are.