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Heroic amputee lost his leg but found something special

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Heroic amputee lost his leg but found something special

Source:  Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press ColumnistPublished 12:00 a.m. ET May 6, 2018 It’s coming on graduation season, but I’ve already heard the best commencement speech of the year. It wasn’t delivered in a cap and gown, over a microphone, or to the sound of applause. Instead, it came in a phone interview, with a somewhat tired high schooler who had been to his prom the night before. Sean English has had a heck of a senior year. Thirteen months ago, he and his parents were on their way to church for a school singing event, when they spotted a Jeep on I-96 that had flipped over with six...

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BBC News: Actor’s disabled son told to leave theatre show

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on BBC News: Actor’s disabled son told to leave theatre show

Source:  BBC News / May 03, 2018 A disabled man was asked to leave a theatre show his father was acting in when an audience member complained because he was making noises. Harry Boniface, 25, was watching Into the Woods at The Swan Theatre in Worcester, the Worcester News reported. Martin Boniface said his son is non-verbal and has “profound and multiple” learning difficulties. The theatre said it is “devastated” and would have dealt with it appropriately if it had been aware. Harry, who communicates with sounds and signing, was making animal noises during the first...

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This Ford Mustang Jackhammer has 710bhp

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on This Ford Mustang Jackhammer has 710bhp

Source:  Top Gear / Stephen Dobie /  3 May 2018 It’s called the Jackhammer, and it’s a product of Roush Performance, who’ve tuned all manner of Fords over the years. Including last decade’s Ford GT. To the latest, facelifted Mustang, Roush has strapped a newly designed supercharger to the ‘Stang’s 5.0-litre V8. That lifts its outputs to 710bhp and 610lb ft, considerable rises over the standard 460bhp and 420lb ft. To continue reading please click here...

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Legally blind boy takes on Little League: I just wanted to use a yellow ball

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Legally blind boy takes on Little League: I just wanted to use a yellow ball

Source:  Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press | Published 6:01 a.m. ET May 2, 2018 | Updated 10:15 a.m. ET May 2, 2018 He’s legally blind because of albinism, so he used an easier-to-see, optic-yellow ball. No one complained. Not the coaches. Not the players. Not the parents. But then he made a Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods team that made it to a district tournament game in 2015. Ryan was lined up to pitch in the tournament when Little League found out about his yellow ball, and banned it from being used because it wasn’t approved and licensed by the league. “I couldn’t...

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Disabled Women’s Equal Pay Struggles Often Go Unheard — But You Can Help Include Them

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Disabled Women’s Equal Pay Struggles Often Go Unheard — But You Can Help Include Them

Source:  Bustle.com / April 2018 Tuesday marks Equal Pay Day in the United States — but something is still missing from the conversation. Yes, it’s crucial that we highlight the too-many inequalities that face women. But it’s just as important to ensure that these conversations reflect the experiences of all women, including women with disabilities. Women with disabilities face a striking wage gap, too. The median pay for women with disabilities is 72 cents for every dollar earned by men with disabilities. And in 2016, an American Association of University Women report found that...

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