John Hockenberry, Journalist…

An American journalist and author, four-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Peabody Award winner, John Hockenberry is one of the most successful journalists with a spinal cord injury. He worked for Dateline in the late 1990s, becoming one of the first visible journalists to use a wheelchair on an American network. He’s also the author…

Continue to Bloom…

   “We, the ones who are challenged, need to be heard. To be seen not as a disability, but as a person who has, and will continue to bloom. To be seen not only as a handicapped individual, but as a well-intact human being. ” — Robert M. Hensel Robert Michael Hensel was born with the…

Take Nothing for Granted…

When you hear the word ‘disabled,’ people immediately think about people who can’t walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can’t find joy in life and are bitter.  Teri Garr

John Hockenberry: Journalist…

An American journalist and author, four-time time Emmy Award winner and three-time Peabody Award winner, John Hockenberry is one of the most successful journalists with a spinal cord injury. He worked for Dateline in the late 1990s, becoming one of the first visible journalists to use a wheelchair on an American network. He’s also the…

Disability Doesn’t Make You Exceptional…

“Disability doesn’t make you exceptional, but questioning what you think you know about it does.”  Stella Young

Another Success Story…

Today, another success story about folks just like you and me who have overcome their disability and gone on to success. Ralph Braun The late founder of the Braun Corporation, one of the leading manufacturers of wheelchair accessible vehicles, and named “a champion of change” by President Barack Obama, Ralph Braun was a man who…

Advice From Stephen Hawking…

“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.” — Stephen Hawking

A Trip To Old McDonald’s…

Flying down a winding mountain road, windows down and the sweet smells of Spring rushing in, reminds me that a simple trip out of the house for lunch is cause for celebration.