Letter to Editor: Independence Advocate
My name is Mary B. Laskowski. I am writing this letter to all of the people of my community to express my love and gratitude to a group of people who have changed my life.
Several years ago I became disabled. My life felt like it was over. Fear and depression took over my life. I lost myself.
Then a friend of mine told me about SKIL (Southeast Kansas Independent Living). At first I didn't believe her. It all sounded too good to be true. But, I gave it a chance. Now nothing but good things to say about the people who make up the group of advocates called SKIL.
I have come home with SKIL. I have regained myself with the help of those dedicated people. I am now full of hope for the good of humanity.
The SKIL group is dedicated to the self direction of people with disabilities. SKIL leaves no stone unturned to make to make sure people with disabilities have their needs met so they can function as human beings. But, it is not just the providing of material needs which SKIL is dedicated to doing. SKIL is also dedicated to an attitude of compassion and love for all people. SKIL is there for me. SKIL is there for everyone who needs SKIL's assistance.
The work SKIL does is important to the health and well being of families and communities. Those who are members of the SKIL group look for the strengths and dreams of people. They help people to realize that they have choices. People are then empowered to make the choices they need to make, to live better lives.
The work SKIL does leads to healthier families and communities.