Did you know that Maureen McCormick of Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Brady fame has a brother with an intellectual disability? It’s true! She’s added her name to those refusing to see the Ben Stiller film Tropic Thunder, telling the media and fans how tough it was hearing the r-word used to put down her brother when they were growing up.
Marcia was never my fav Brady kid. I liked Jan the underdog (I love championing the underdog!). Marcia always seemed too perfect. But I like her now! Thanks for speaking up, Maureen. In today’s world, celeb voices do help advance the cause. Maureen gets additional kudos for supporting Best Buddies (www.bestbuddies.org).
(Photo courtesy of Special Olympics/used with permission).
Here’s the link to the MSNBC story:
Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the Bar of Expectations