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Self advocacy conference canceled

To the editor:

A lot of praying goes on when a loved one is hooked to a ventilator because there is nothing else you can do. Parents of children with disabilities are too familiar with this feeling of helplessness. Because of the large increase of COVID in Martin County, The Arc Southwest has canceled our Oct. 16 self advocacy conference at the Holiday Inn. People with disabilities often cannot receive vaccines. If you are not yet vaccinated, please consider doing so. You will protect others and hopefully your loved ones will not have to experience your loss. And COVID is finally defeated, please join us at the Holiday Inn for dancing and fun. We just don’t know when.

Lee Ann Erickson

Fairmont

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