‘I Can’t Live Forever,’ 74-Year-Old Mom Of Disabled Daughter Worries

Time is running out for Kathy Luttrell and her developmentally disabled daughter Jenny.

Jenny is 43.  She is mute, hearing-impaired, visually impaired and what they call behavior disordered, which means she can be very hard to handle.

She also knows how to read and write and communicate by sign language, which adds to the quality of her life but also the complexity of her care.

“She gets bored, and, when she gets bored, all hell breaks loose,” said her mother, explaining that one of Jenny’s most troubling behaviors is biting her own hands when she’s upset.

“You can always tell whether she’s had a good day or bad day by whether her hands are bloody,” Luttrell said.

Read the full story via The Chicago Sun-Times.