Dear Mr. Brewer,
I just read an article about you and your feelings about my child. Apparently to you, my 9 year old daughter's life is not one who is worthy in your book. In fact, you equated her to a deformed lamb and said she should be killed by smashing her against a wall. Did I get that right, or did I misunderstand?
Let's see... yes... "Brewer said that perhaps we should be treating disabled children like the runt of a litter of lambs which are often disposed of by smashing them against the wall.
'If they have a misshapen lamb, they get rid of it. Bang.'"
So now that the string of ugly words that I really wanted to say are pushed down into my gut, I have decided that you should meet my little lamb. Who you wish to smash against a wall.
When Kennedy grows up, she wants to drive a pink car with no roof, and she wants to work at Claire's or own her own flower shop. No matter what she ends up doing, I know she will work hard and do her very best. She is the most determined kid I know.
Kennedy has a lot of friends (some of them you would consider "deformed lambs" like her) and she lights up the room wherever she goes. She has not ever been a burden on her family or her community. She may have to work twice as hard as her peers to accomplish what they do, but she does so with a smile and she keeps moving forward.
In her nine years she has fought more battles, shown more love, and changed more hearts than most adults ever will, and I have no doubt in my mind that no matter what she decides to do with her life, she will do it well and give it her all.
As Kennedy's mother, I am so thankful that a politician such as yourself has no say in my daughter's life or her future. What a horrid loss it would be to the world to not have Kennedy in it. It makes me so sad for you that you have not had the blessing of knowing and loving a child with a disability. You are missing out on one of the greatest joys in life... the sweetest, purest and yes, sometimes the smallest little lambs.