When you hear the word – disability – what faces do you picture? What are they doing? Are they young or old, sedentary or active, struggling or laughing? Actually, there is no proper definition for disability. Disabilities are something that affects over 20 million families in the United States. It is all around us.
In our video of the week artist Phil Hansen inspired people with his recent TED talk.
People with disabilities may think his "disability" is not so limiting but who is to judge what is disabling and what is not?
His message is powerful - to not only seize the day, but also seize the limitations. To stop thinking outside the box, but think inside the box.
Enjoy the video of the week and share your comments. For his latest projects visit http://philinthecircle.com/
Lily, a golden retriever puppy had her paw injured because of a complication during her birth. Wednesday, technicians fitted her for her very own prosthetic paw.
The snow and sleet are here. Is your vehicle in tip-top shape, ready to get you safely where you’ll need to go throughout the winter months? Bussani’s Service & Production Manager, Dan Walsh, has these important tips to share about what you need to do to winterize your van:
“Jimmy” and Timmy” in their new club for people born with disabilities only.
It might not be something you think of often but the creators of South Park had it right in the second episode of the seventh season when they did a show called “Krazy Kripples”. In the show, two characters born with disabilities known as “Jimmy” and “Timmy” create a club that can only be joined by people who were born with their disability as a way of protesting the attention given to Christopher Reeve, who acquired his disability in a tragic equestrian accident.
The way a child’s feet contact the ground can affect how they stand, walk, and play. Many questions arise when a new walker appears to be walking differently than their peers. Some of the common questions asked occur when parents or caregivers notice that their child is walking on the inside of their feet, the outside of their feet, or clinching their toes while standing and walking.
I've had writer’s block for the past few weeks now. My dating life hasn't come to a halt but I've come to a point in my dating life where I've yet to find which direction I'd like to go. I’m on the fence of wanting a relationship and loving my single life.
There are heroes all around us. Specifically, heroes with disabilities. Too bad we can’t always tell them so.
Long has it been somewhat of a faux pas to admire someone with a disability just because… well, just because they are living with a disability. And to tag them with a gratuitous character statement of “courageous” along with the hero status is not good either in the spheres of political correctness. Too bad about that too.
As a wheelchair user, there are a few things I'd quite like the ambulant to get their heads around.
When people ask me why I moved to Steamboat, I always tell them “I moved here to ski, I broke my back skiing, and that’s still why I live here!”
I grew up in upstate New York in the Adirondack Mountains a product of my surroundings. I did everything outdoors from fishing to rock climbing and probably spent more time outdoors than I did indoors. But the one sport that I truly loved was alpine skiing.
At 16 years old, I was a thrill-seeking teenager who thought that jumping out of an airplane would fulfill my lust for adventure. As fate would have it, my first jump proved to be my last as two malfunctioning parachutes had me plummet 3,000 feet, leaving quite a dent in a farmer’s field, not to mention what it did to the rest of me.