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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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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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Playing the Online Dating Game, in a Wheelchair

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Playing the Online Dating Game, in a Wheelchair

Source:  NY Times / Emily Ladau / DISABILITY SEPT. 27, 2017 The first time I forayed into online dating, I let my wheelchair show just a little in my photos. The good guys, I hoped, would be so taken by my clever profile and witty banter that they’d be able to look beyond my disability, if they even noticed it at all. I eagerly began swiping, quickly matching with an attractive man whose profile picture showed him sporting an enormous iguana on his shoulder. Thinking that would make for an easy conversation starter, I messaged him. A few minutes later, he replied, but instead of responding...

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Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Source:  NY Times / Sylvia Longmire / DISABILITY / NOV. 22, 2017 Whenever I hear someone mention Airbnb, I cringe — on the inside, at least. Not because there’s anything inherently wrong with Airbnb, the home-sharing business that has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years and has opened up affordable accommodations to millions of people around the world. The problem is, it hasn’t done so for people like me. Airbnb is part of something called the sharing economy, an evolving system in which people who own certain things, like homes or cars, rent them out to others when they are not...

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New York Has a Great Subway, if You’re Not in a Wheelchair

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on New York Has a Great Subway, if You’re Not in a Wheelchair

Source:  New York Times, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, DISABILITY MARCH 29, 2017 Nearly eight years ago, on a bright summer morning in Manhattan, I was walking through Central Park when an enormous rotted tree branch snapped and fell on my head. What came next was a remarkable turn of events that saved my life. First, a doctor out for a morning jog saw me lying unconscious, and used a pair of jeans he dug out of my backpack to slow the bleeding until an ambulance came. I was treated at the intensive care unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and underwent rehabilitation at Helen Hayes Hospital in...

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