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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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WSJ – Studebaker: Still Stands Out after 60 Years

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on WSJ – Studebaker: Still Stands Out after 60 Years

Studebaker wasn’t a big Detroit corporation. It was a smaller company out of South Bend, Ind., and had to be highly imaginative to compete with Ford and General Motors. This resulted in unique designs and powerful engines. The one in my President is called a Passmaster (a 259 cubic inch V8); the meaning is obvious. Still, the company made its last vehicle in 1966. I knew the Studebaker would present a different kind of ownership. Parts are hard to find; you have to join the community of owners. Where I live, there are a lot of retired Boeing workers, people who can make their own parts....

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NY Times: How to be emotionally intelligent

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on NY Times: How to be emotionally intelligent

Source:  New York Times: “How to Be Emotionally Intelligent” April 07, 2015 What makes a great leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, to be sure. To that, Daniel Goleman, author of “Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence,” would add the ability to identify and monitor emotions — your own and others’ — and to manage relationships. Qualities associated with such “emotional intelligence” distinguish the best leaders in the corporate world, according to Mr. Goleman, a former New York Times science reporter, a psychologist and co-director of a consortium at Rutgers University...

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