Today is the Disability Community Day of Mourning.
Every year on March 1st, the disability community gathers across the nation to remember disabled victims of filicide–disabled people murdered by their family members or caregivers.
There are so many people who have died. So many who should be here today, except that a caregiver murdered them. Today is for all of them. But for this post, I just want to bring up one, if I may. A little girl who I never met, but think of often. A little girl who would be the same age as my kid.
Katie, you should be here. I shouldn’t know your name, but your family should be showing you the love that I know most of them felt so strongly for you.
Katie McCarron, you will be remembered as long as I live.
By Matt Carey