It's an easy word to say, we've all heard it our entire life without ever really knowing what we were saying. It's spread the word to end the word day, what's your new word? I'm talking about the 'R' word, the first word that comes out of many when someone does something stupid. It's insensitive and cruel, so if you don't have a word, here's a little help.

Ashley with Shelby at the Special Olympics 2012

REPLACE THE 'R' WORD WITH ONE OF THESE:

  • Dumb
  • Crazy
  • Senseless
  • Foolish
  • Ridiculous
  • Annoying
  • Pointless
  • Flighty
  • Absurd
  • Goofy
  • Asinine
  • Ludicrous
  • Irritating
  • Stupid
  • Silly

Encourage your friends and family even co-workers to start using different words, this is just a small list of choices, get creative, not stupid.

My Ashley was a dynamo in the fight against discrimination against people who are a bit different than main stream, she had a big heart and a kind spirit. She did so many things in and out of school to support them. So, if you don't mind, I dedicate this to my Angel Ashley! (love and miss you baby bear)