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Navigating the Benefits Maze

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Navigating the Benefits Maze

Source:  New York Times “Navigating the Benefits Maze” By PAUL SULLIVANMARCH 23, 2011 JOHN SANDERS lives in a tidy bungalow in this former fishing village north of Clearwater. His home sits on a small hill, on a street lined with cars, trucks and garages now used for storage. The house was built for him in 1978 to accommodate his wheelchair and the other things he would need to live as a quadriplegic. Sergeant Sanders was 23 when he was paralyzed on Dec. 4, 1969, while on patrol in Cu Chi, outside Saigon, when his platoon came under heavy fire. While trying to call in a...

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Managers Inspire Villanova Teams, and Also a Film

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Managers Inspire Villanova Teams, and Also a Film

Source:  New York Times “Managers Inspire Villanova Teams, and Also a Film” By GREG BISHOP MARCH 7, 2011 VILLANOVA, Pa. — The chant started in the student section and spread through the Pavilion before Villanova hosted Pittsburgh in basketball here last month. An ESPN feature had played on the video boards, and as the building shook with a singsong “Nick and Frank-ie!” Wildcats Coach Jay Wright wiped away tears. Nick is Nick Gaynor, 19, a freshman manager for Villanova’s women’s team. Frankie is Frank Kineavy, 20, a sophomore manager for Wright, the men’s coach. Both perform...

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Athlete With Cerebral Palsy Signs College Wrestling Scholarship

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Athlete With Cerebral Palsy Signs College Wrestling Scholarship

His upper body is strong, but Devon Berry’s legs aren’t strong enough to hold him up. Cerebral palsy forces him to use a walker. But this week, Berry took another step toward proving he won’t let his disability stop him. He accepted a scholarship to wrestle for St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. “Today was probably my best day in my life besides giving my life to Christ,” Berry posted on his Facebook page. A senior at Hampton High School in Hampton, Ga., Berry also played football and throws the shot put and discus for the track team. Plus, he plays wheelchair basketball and handball....

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Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say

09/09/2015 The conference Andy Arias planned to attend on a recent weekday was less than a mile from his apartment in downtown Los Angeles, but he called an Uber to stay out of the oppressive summer sun. As Arias approached the sedan, the driver saw that he was in a wheelchair. He recalls telling her that he could slide into the back seat on his own, and she would only need to stow the folded, 10-pound wheelchair frame in the trunk. But she refused to get out of the car. Eventually, a bystander lifted the wheelchair into the trunk. “It was a teachable moment, and that’s putting...

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NY Times: Disables Vets Challenge is Navigating the Benefits Maze

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on NY Times: Disables Vets Challenge is Navigating the Benefits Maze

Sergeant Sanders was 23 when he was paralyzed on Dec. 4, 1969, while on patrol in Cu Chi, outside Saigon, when his platoon came under heavy fire. While trying to call in a helicopter airstrike, he was shot in the back. He spent the next year in and out of military hospitals before returning to the Panama Canal Zone, where he was born, to live with his parents. When his parents took early retirement, they all moved to Florida so Mr. Sanders could get better medical care. Continue reading the main story >>>>> Source:  New York Times “Disabled Vet’s Challenge is to...

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