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Posted by Philip on 10 May 2016, 8:36 am in , , ,

One word can make a huge difference

In Christopher Reive's recent Taranaki Daily News article, Stephen Hills to represent New Zealand at the Paralympic Games, he writes:

"Hills, who suffers right-side paralysis and seizures..."

Changing one word would make the phrase much less stigmatising, in an otherwise great piece:

"Hills, who experiences right-side paralysis and seizures..."

I emailed Stuff and asked that they please consider sharing this suggestion with their journalists and editors.

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