Many people with
disabilities end up on the street where they are accepted and cared for. There
is one young woman who has lost the ability to move her hands above her waist.
Somebody is always there to help her to put on sunscreen, hold a cell phone to
her ear, or light a cigarette for her. A woman in a wheelchair comes to State
Street and holds babies for mothers who are there. Disabled people, including
quite a few who are mentally ill, can come to State Street and find unconditional
acceptance, not as freaks, but as human beings.