November 29, 2012
“If there was a red pill and you could take it, and there would be no side effects and your disability would be gone. Would to take it?” (Liberty Mutual’s The Responsibility Project, 2012). Anjali Forber-Pratt is paralyzed from childhood. She conquered issues uncommon to most able-bodied individuals such as social pressures, critical personal decisions, and relationships between legal and ethical issues, but she could win gold at the Paralympics.
Organizations such as the Paralympics, and the University of Illinois, have overcome the issues of culture and precedence to do what is ethical right. They create strong influence over societies thoughts and provide experiences to those who may not otherwise have access to them. The responsibility and ethical culture of these organizations shows how beneficial changes to attitude and tradition can be.
Losing mobility in society is challenging, but overcoming those challenges can be accomplished. Anjali Forber-Pratt had a dream to race in a wheelchair in the Olympics, she achieved that goal and won. Taking what you were giving and make the most of it is exactly what she did. She inspires people everyday to never give up and that they can do anything they set their heart on. Her parents were criticized based on the ethical perspectives of others for the way they treated her as a child. When she fell out of her chair, her mother would not pick her up. Instead she would encourage Anjali to pick herself up because one day her mother will not be there. Her mother was strong and wanted her to have the best life, teaching independence over dependence was the way to...