Parents Of Children With Disabilities Join The Legal Battle Over Masks In Schools
September 9, 2021
Brittany Schwaigert says her 13-year-old son, Greyson, needs his peers to wear their masks.
Greyson has tuberous sclerosis complex, a rare genetic disorder, which means contracting COVID-19 could send him into renal failure among other complications. He is also behind in school due to developmental delays.
"He doesn't understand that he's in danger and so therefore he doesn't understand he has to [put on a] mask." Schwaigert says. "Those kinds of advanced concepts are out of his grasp. So, it requires everyone around him to protect him."