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Read the articles below for the latest update of A Mother's Wish.

What It Means to be a 1st World Country

The Hallmark of 1st world country can best be captured by the prevalent societal attitudes towards the handicapped (physically and mentally). As the mother of Sebastien, a 21- year-old autistic young man, these are two scenarios we have experienced around the world, which speak volumes about the respective societies: Scenario 1 (Mar 2017): At Lombok airport, the staff (at Lion Air) hesitated about giving us boarding passes just because Sebastien was making "strange", but very unthreatening giggles. Despite the fact that the lady had our boarding passes in her hand, she refused to hand them, while clearly talking to her colleagues about us in Indonesian. Finally, a staff member who could spea

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