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There was a video on Facebook about a disabled girl being bullied by other girls.  They were putting disgusting things in her hair.  I only saw a couple of seconds as I thought it was horrific.  When I was a young girl I lived in Boston with my grandparents.  When the weather was nice, we would take the bus to Castle Island.  It was a nice place for a picnic and to swim in the ocean.  It had a large castle that at one time defended the area.  On occasion, a group of children would arrive primarily in wheelchairs.  They were always nice and I would say hello whenever possible.  They would go inside the fortress and I assume enjoy a nice summer’s day.  Rarely did any of the caretakers walk them around the island so they could socialize.  I never understood that but whenever anyone did see them they would at least say hello and be polite.  This included all young children. I find it extremely disturbing that young children, teens and even adults find it acceptable to hurt people who cannot defend themselves.  In the Good Gus series I included a new character named Katie.  She was in a wheelchair.  Her father had been transferred to Ft. Stockton, but the base commander allowed him to live off base to not only assist Sheriff Gus but because they did not have a full time doctor.  Pecos had Dr. Moore who was always available. Katie arrived in book twenty-two, “The Field Trip.”  I presented the story as everyone wanting to be her friend and treated her as if she was not unusual.  The stories include inventing  different styles of games such as dodgeball and baseball so she could participate. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now!  Books one and two are now available on the Tractor Supply website as well.

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