This story on Henrietta Hughes is troubling on so many levels. First, let me publicly say thank you to my beloved mother who passed away thirteen years ago. My mother was the anithesis of this story; while the socio/economic condition, many times was near as bad - God rest her soul.
If this were my mother in this situation, she certainly would have had the shame to at least ask her perfectly healthy, uncrippled looking son to stay out of view of the cameras. Oddly, in contrast, the son of Henrietta sits straight and clueless(see video on news website)
"Yes we can" (if we beg and moan enough)
Note: The wonderful,invaluable soul that Thomas Sowell is; has written on this problem.