Tue March 5, 2013
Hundreds Rally in Frankfort for Disability Services
Hundreds of activists gathered today at the Kentucky State Capitol to rally and lobby lawmakers on behalf of the state’s disabled citizens.
One of them was Louisville resident Cherish Wolfe, who receives help at the the Bridgehaven Adult Day Treatment Center. She’s urging more state support for services such as those Bridgehaven provides.
“I was just afraid of everything. I was afraid of people. I was afraid of walking out my door. When I first went, it wasn’t unusual to find me hiding under tables. They let me hide under the tables. They let me be there, because that’s where I needed to be. Little by little, they coaxed me out and encouraged me to take little baby steps,” she said.
The rally participants say they want lawmakers to remember the state’s 874,000 people with disabilities when the time comes to write a new state budget.