An angry mother was asked to leave her disabled daughter's sports day after trying to help her participate in a race.
Lynn Harrison wanted to help six-year-old Tammy by lifting her out of her buggy and carrying her between her legs so she could feel more absorbed.
She did the same last year, so didn't think it would be a problem, but was surprised when the staff at Jeavons Wood Primary School in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, told her that there were & # 39; problems with protecting children & # 39; goods.
Teachers said there were also & # 39; insurance issues & # 39; would be if she would help her daughter suffering from cerebral palsy.
Lynn Harrison (photo) wanted to help her six-year-old daughter Tammy by lifting her out of her buggy and carrying her between her legs so that she could feel more involved in the sports day of her school in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire
She said: & # 39; When I came to school, they told me I couldn't help Tammy.
& # 39; They told me I couldn't help her because of insurance and child protection, so I naturally wondered and asked how she would participate.
& # 39; Last year she was able to get out of the buggy and walk with me.
& # 39; When she does, she feels she's participating and enjoying it more. It also gives her more exercise, which is really good for her.
& # 39; But they told me (if she did) that her one-on-one should push her into her wheelchair with buggy. & # 39;
Mrs. Harrison was told that Tammy & # 39; s one-to-one teaching assistant would push her into the buggy during the race, but the mother had none of it.
She added: & # 39; I sat down with the parents and even they found it disgusting (behavior).
& # 39; I said no, I will take her out and help her do it. She is my daughter and she needs my help.
& # 39; All other children participated and they did not. They said no because of child protection. & # 39;
Tammy has cerebral palsy, which means she has permanent movement disorders at the age of six, including poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles and tremors
The school emphasizes that it values the well-being of all its 420 students.
But Mrs. Harrison believes she has been discriminated against and adds: & # 39; I was asked to leave the school building by an employee.
& # 39; She kept asking, but I said no, I'm not leaving, I'm staying here and helping my daughter.
After the sports day, Ms. Harrison went on Facebook to apologize to parents who may have objected to her actions on that day.
She said: & # 39; One person even answered that I had not caused a scene and that I had done the right thing for my daughter.
& # 39; I don't understand. When it suits them (the school) I can go inside and help them lift her to go to the toilet, but when it suits him I can't.
& # 39; I think the school is absolutely disgusting. If I wasn't there, she should have stayed in her buggy and imagine how she felt, sat in her buggy and thought & look at all my peers and I'm sitting in the back of my wheelchair & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Her one-on-one even gave her the option and she said that I want Mama to help me with that. But the school never gave her that option. & # 39;
Jeavons Wood Primary School teachers said there were also & # 39; insurance issues & # 39; would be if Lynn Harrison would help her daughter, who suffered from cerebral palsy, with her race. They are shown together
Mrs. Harrison then explained that it was not long ago that she was called to school when they had too few staff.
Tammy & # 39; s mother said: & # 39; A few weeks ago they called me during lunch to take her to the toilet.
& # 39; They did that because they did not have enough trained staff to do it. During the sports day I made a point and said to the teachers: & # 39; It is fine for me to do that, but now it is not good for me to help.
& # 39; This is due to discrimination. I just don't get it if she can do a sports day with my help, then what's the problem. & # 39;
Speaking of her daughter's reaction when Lynn crossed the finish line, Lynn said it made it all worthwhile. & # 39; It made her shine.
& # 39; The school had no choice, I helped her, and when she crossed the finish line, everyone screamed and cheered. She beamed.
& # 39; The smile on her face when she crossed the finish line was just amazing & she said.
Tammy & # 39; s mother went on: & # 39; I would do anything if it were up to Tammy to feel, and I hate the word, normally.
& # 39; If it meant she could participate, I would do whatever it takes. It can sometimes break and take her out of the buggy, but if it means she puts a smile on her face, it's worth it.
& # 39; I fully understand that she is not allowed to lift her as I can.
& # 39; I understand it completely for everyone's safety, but because I am her mother, I lift her up every day and am used to it, so why not let myself be this time. & # 39;
Cerebral palsy means that Tammy is physically unable to perform tasks that her colleagues can do, but Ms. Harrison said the hardest thing is knowing her daughter is mentally capable and knowing what is happening around her
Tammy has cerebral palsy, which means that she has to deal with permanent movement disorders at the age of six, including poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles and tremors.
Cerebral palsy means that she is physically unable to perform tasks that her colleagues can, but Ms. Harrison said the hardest thing is knowing her daughter is mentally capable and knowing what is happening around her.
She said: I strive to achieve her what she wants.
Gelukkig Fortunately, she mentally understands everything, so she knows what is happening around her, which in a way makes it worse because she understands when someone tells her she can't do it because of her ability.
& # 39; It's just so unfair. It should be more like a bowl, let's find a way to find a way. Yes, it may not be exactly the same as the others, but still, let's find a way.
& # 39; Where is their drive to help Tammy? They only adhere when it suits them.
Pictured: Tammy Harrison, Cambourne, Cambridgeshire
& # 39; Other parents agreed and said: go ahead and help her, saying & # 39; let's make it a day & # 39 ;. No parent had an obligation. & # 39;
Cambridgeshire Live reported that Jeavons Wood Primary School's senior teacher, Sue Wright, had issued a statement regarding the incident, requesting that the story not be published.
She said: & # 39; If a parent is upset by a decision from the school, we have procedures to address those concerns.
& # 39; We always try to solve problems informally, but there is a clear complaints procedure to follow if they are not resolved.
& # 39; No parent has contacted the school informally or formally to submit a complaint about the sports day. & # 39;
She also said that the school cared very much about Tammy's welfare, and added that they did not want to embarrass her.
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