‘The Brady Bunch’: Maureen McCormick Sends Passionate Message About Important Cause

by Maggie Schneider
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“The Brady Bunch” star raises awareness for International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It is a cause that is important to her.

Every year, December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Promoted by the United Nations since 1992, the holiday raises awareness of disabled persons. “The Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick urges her followers to take something away from the day. For instance, in a sweet Twitter post, she shares the holiday’s significance.

“Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities,” she begins. “It is very near and dear to my heart.”

Including a wonderful group picture, the actress goes on to express the importance of supporting this cause. Human kindness is key.

“I hope that each and every day we will have more understanding of disability issues and support the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. #Respect.”

McCormick also hopes that she gets her point across. What is more touching is the number of personal stories being shared in her mentions. Fans with disabilities are sharing their feelings and also reactions to the day.

“People treat me differently in wheelchair than crutches,” @JamnJeff writes. “Always kept a positive attitude with [a] smile.”

“Beautiful statement from the heart, Maureen,” says another fan Greg Smith of McCormick. “As a person with a disability, I’m so blessed with my life. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I hope the world will be more aware that we r people too, with feelings, with a heart.”

International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Every year, this UN holiday has an important theme. This year, the theme continues the effort to make the world more accessible. This is especially important in our post-COVID world. There are more than 1 billion people living with disabilities around the world. For instance, this means 1 in 4 Americans are differently-abled. This number is one reason why it is important to ensure their equality and protection.

.Fortunately, there are many non-profit organizations to aid this fight. The American Association of People with Disabilities, Easterseals, and also The Arc are just a few. Yes, each nonprofit is specialized. However, they all unite with one purpose. That is to elevate the community by promoting inclusion and offering opportunities.

“Through life-changing services for people with disabilities, families, and communities, Easterseals is expanding local access to healthcare, education, and employment across the country,” their site says.

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In a post-COVID world, causes like these need more support. Sustaining a non-profit in unprecedented times is difficult. The media’s focus is also elsewhere. However, it is inspiring to see programs like these. Maureen McCormick is one celebrity helping to raise awareness.

For more information about this issue, visit https://www.un.org/en/observances/day-of-persons-with-disabilities.

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