Mike ErvinThere are a lot of news items and Hollywood movie scripts where the story goes like this:

Crippled person thinks being crippled really sucks so he/she expresses a wish to die. The community rallies around said cripple in the name of staunchly defending his/her right to make this “dignified choice.” Cripple dies a beautiful death. The end

But there aren’t a lot of news items, and definitely no Hollywood movie scripts, where the story goes like this:

Crippled person thinks being crippled really sucks but he/she doesn’t want to die. The thing that sucks most about being crippled, this cripple thinks, is that in order to get your butt wiped every day you have to move into a stinkin’ damn nursing home. The cripple expresses a wish for there to be a publicly-funded community support network through which cripples can live in the community with everybody else and hire friends and neighbors to be their butt wipers of choice.  The community rallies around said cripple in the name of staunchly defending his/her right to make this “dignified choice.” Historic federal legislation is passed creating a nationwide, publicly-funded community support network and all the cripples move out of nursing homes. The end

Wow, imagine if Hollywood was to make a movie based on the butt wi