Disability bias killed UK teen

Posted August 31, 2017 7:26 am by Alex Schadenberg

Disability bias killed UK teen

By Taylor HyattPolicy Analyst & Outreach Coordinator, Toujours Vivant-Not Dead Yet.Taylor HyattLast week, the death of 19-year-old Tommy Swales made headlines in the UK. He had been diagnosed with Friedrich’s ataxia – a rare genetic disorder that causes heart disease and a gradual loss of mobility – four years ago. The teen fell easily and walked with a slouch, using a backpack to hide it. Those close to him were asked not to acknowledge his condition. The sudden change in his abilities caused him to become withdrawn, depressed, and isolated. He reportedly researched the assisted suicide organization Dignitas. While the

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