This is a story with a lot of good news in it. It’s got writing. It’s got compassion. And it’s got a group of young adults finding the inspiration to make a better world for people who are different – not to mention the people who love them.
The Wall Street Journal (Classroom Edition) ran this article about Soeren Palumbo, who is now a student at Notre Dame. But before that, he was a teenage speech-writer who, inspired by love for his mentally disabled sister Olivia, used his high school’s Writer’s Week to condemn the use of the word “retarded” in everyday speech.