Leave the defenseless alone

April 11, 2013

This is in regards to the residents of a Washington neighborhood who are upset over a group home for developmentally disabled people possibly being located near them.

I work at a group home. They are the gentlest people on Earth. How could people be so heartless to fight against these wonderful people? They didn’t ask to be born the way they are. Some don’t even have a family.

The residents near the proposed group home are worried about losing value on their property. That’s a shame, because with all the things that are going on in the world, they have to pick on people who can’t defend or speak for themselves. If I didn’t need the money, I would take care of each and every one of them.

I had a sister who had Down’s syndrome. I lost her in a house fire in 1991. I helped my parents raise her, and she was the most precious human being. When she died, I was inspired to take a job caring for these residents. It brings me closer to her.

The residents communicate better in a home-like environment rather than an institution. They go to dances, have Christmas, Easter and Halloween parties. They go shopping. People need to wake up and leave the defeneseless alone and focus on the real issues going on this world and the bigger issues in our communities.

Evelyn Capo



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