Was watching BBC Breakfast whilst laying on my bed feeling like cr#p after the jab when on came the Alder Hey christmas party presented by Philippa Forrester. Some of the children presented with debilitating but non-permanent illnesses and it was nice to see how positive they were in dealing with their misfortune. On came Ricky Tomlinson as Santa and began handing out the presents, first to a little girl on chemo, then some kid with a limp.......and then, well now comes the point of me writing this.... to this thing on a trolley with a massive, dribbling and uncomprehending head. It was human.... just. Ricky ruffles its hair playfully and moves on to the next 'thing' in line. Thing 1 hasn't got a clue where it is, why its there or who Ricky is. Why? 'Cos its a special, monumentally disabled person, that's why! Nurse: "Look Damian, Santa has brought you an action man and his fingers are clenched up permanently, just like yours" Damian: (dribbles) Don't agree with it. Why should that get a hospital bed or one in a care home when our grannies and grandads, who have contributed to society their whole lives get left in the corridor on a trolley?