Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a bill that recognizes December 3rd as Persons with Disability Day.

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We all have to deal with the current pandemic in our own way but those suffering from disabilities are often hit the hardest during tough times. The governor took the time to sign a proclamation designating today as Persons With Disability day to highlight those around us that are more vulnerable to the current pandemic.

“As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic here in Michigan, we must continue working around the clock to protect people with disabilities and compromised immune systems,” said Governor Whitmer.

Source: NBC25.com 

I love stuff like this. We often get caught up in the moment and don't realize that there are people around us that have it way worst. And now with the current COVID-19 pandemic people with disabilities are extra vulnerable right now. COVID-19 from what I've gathered causes the most damage to people with pre-existing conditions. Which also makes it more important to wear a mask even if you don't feel any symptoms of COVID-19. So that way we're doing everything we can to protect those around us that have compromised immune systems.

It's gonna take all of us to come together as a community to get past COVID-19. I think the signing of this new proclamation and making this a legit holiday will help bring more awareness to those around us that are more vulnerable.

 

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