Rain nor cold nor wind stifled the Walk a Mile in My Shoes Run-Walk-Roll Relay that department from McPherson’s downtown Plaza Saturday morning. Participants included Kansans with developmental disabilities, their families and area support groups which took part in the relay in an effort to raise awareness of disability funding issues within the state of Kansas.
The walk, which was sponsored by InterHab, an advocacy group for Kansans with disabilities, was part of the group’s ongoing effort to bring awareness to Kansans with disabilities that are not receiving the care they can and should be receiving.
“Being on a waiting list almost always means the services and supports that help them become more productive are not there,” said InterHab executive director Tom Laing. “That means a family member often has to stay home to help that person or find other means of support.”
Locally, there are 67 people on the waiting list for services.