No one understands the difficulty of having motion sickness rather than the ones who have it.
According to encyclopedia.com, 80 percent of our general population experiences this kind of condition at one time of their lives.
Motion sickness normally occurs when you are a child between four to ten years old. Try to remember when you are around this age do you often have trouble traveling in a vehicle? If yes, you are part of that 80 percent who had this condition.
What is Motion Sickness?
Motion sickness is the unpleasant dizziness, nausea, and vomiting experienced by people when their sense of balance is disrupted by constant movement.
People riding a swing, a boat, a car, a plane or any kind of vehicle will most likely start to have a panic attack when they are experiencing motion sickness. All of these will cause stimulation of the vestibular system and visual stimulation that often leads to discomfort.
Doctors say that motion sickness is not a serious illness but it is also not a joke for those people having this kind of experience.
Stressed and Helpless
A child with autism was suffering from the symptoms of motion sickness in a delayed flight from Brussels, Belgium to JFK in New York. He was having a meltdown, the child was sweating all over, crying, panicking and looking pale.
Other passengers in the plane were unable to figure out what to do to assist the helpless child. The parents also do not have a clue about what he is going through.
Desperate for help, the child sends out signals via gestures to the people around him. Others did not seem to bother because they were clueless until a lady came to the rescue.
A Stranger’s Helping Hand
“He was trying to communicate something, and it wasn’t stopping,” said Rochel Groner the lady who consoled the troubled boy and helped him to be at ease.
Groner accompanied the boy by sitting down on the floor with him. Doodling with motion sickness bags, she made the boy comfortable by communicating with him using toys like a fidget spinner as seen in the photo.
“Tears streaming down his face. And he put out his hand and he took out my hand,” according to Groner. “You could see people craning their necks and trying to figure out what’s going on and all I’m thinking is this poor mom like she’s probably mortified as it is,” she added.
Rochel was with her husband Bentzion Groner who took the photos to remember this moment.
The Groners extends their help to people with special needs in their community in North Carolina. Through various programs, they are able to touch people’s hearts and give them hope.
Rochel is the director of friendshipcircle.org an organization that aims to seamlessly help children with special needs. Along with her husband who is also the executive director of the organization they manage to assist these children to live normally.
We can say humanity will still survive and it will live because of these kindhearted people. Be like Rochel, a small help will make a huge difference.
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