I'm posting this anonymously for someone else. She would love to get feedback and suggestions, especially resources for her cousin. Both of the people herein are in their early 20s and live in the midwest.
A couple days ago my cousin begged me for my cell phone number. She's 22 and lives in (TOWN) with her mother (my mother's half-sister), who is divorced. My cousin is disabled and uses a wheelchair. I don't remember the name of her disability, but my understanding is that she needed heart surgery immediately after birth, and to this day needs to remain close to a hospital. I believe she sleeps with oxygen as well. I don't know what effect her disability has had on her mental/emotional development, but I know for a fact her parents sheltered the shit out of her and she has no sense of... well, anything when it comes to interacting with anyone outside of her immediate family. I should have thought about that before letting her have my number, but she sounded desperate and I didn't want to shun her.
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