I came upon this article posted on my Facebook wall this evening and, naturally was outraged. It is a story of a 23-year-old man with Autism who has a life-threatening heart condition. The only treatment for this uncurable condition is a heart transplant which he has been denied because of his Autism. Yes, his Autism. He is not a smoker, nor a drinker. He has not acquired this disease because of any lifestyle choices he has made. It is genetic condition he inherited from his father who died from this when he was only 27-years-old.
This is absolutely unacceptable. To deny him a necessary treatment of this nature because of his Autism is blatant discrimination.
I am posting the link for the petition here. If you are every bit as appalled by this then please sign it and spread the word.