News from the Sitting Position: In Memoriam: Mary Frances Platt

Friday, September 24, 2004

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Platt

On September 15 th, Mary Frances Platt (my friend, mentor, and fellow disability rights activist) died, but I was unaware of her passing until a few hours ago. We lived within a mile of each other and shared a wonderful, yet complicated, relationship, but hadn’t seen each other in a few months. With a presence twice the size of her 400 pound body and a temper to match her (now graying) red hair, Mary Frances took crap from no one, including me. In fact, the 50 year old sometimes acted (or wanted... Sign in to see full entry.

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