Heart-Wrenching Ending to a 10-year-old Survivor’s Story

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At 10-years-old, Zahra Baker had proven to be a survivor. She survived two bouts with cancer which resulted in an amputation below her knee. She learned to walk with a prosthetic leg and to use hearing aids. Little Zahra had moved from Australia to America with her father, Adam Baker, after he met a woman over the Internet. In North Carolina, this young survivor’s story changed to a tragedy with a heart-wrenching ending.

Posted by Tessa Nov 16, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Sitting Tall

Often times we sit in our chairs slouched over.  We do not think about it, we just sit the way we do. However, we may develop bad habits if we don’t sit in proper alignment. For example, at my job I usually sit at a computer all day. I am usually sitting up with shoulders rounded forward, which puts strain on my neck and shoulders, or slouched back in my chair, which puts strain on the low back. After work I sometimes feel pain in my neck, shoulders, and/or low back.

Posted by Ryan Nov 15, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Most Viewed and Reported on Disability YouTube Videos

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I find it amazing how much more a video can impact an individual than simply reading a story in the newspaper. I am constantly finding myself intrigued at the YouTube videos posted by my friends, family and co-workers. Some of the most touching and motivating moments caught on camera and posted online for millions of viewers to see can be thought provoking.

Posted by Jennifer Green Nov 15, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

“Braille Menus Available”

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I recently took a trip to Montana, and I don’t know if it’s just that I have never noticed this before or that I have just not been to the right places, but right up front at a cute little rustic pizzeria in downtown Missoula there was a well-placed sign that said “Braille menus available”.

Posted by Blythe Nov 12, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

MOST LIVABLE CITIES FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS

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We often struggle with access in our neighborhoods and we wonder how our city compares to others. Now we can find out how well our city compares to others by reading “Top Cities for Disability” lifestyle satisfaction created by The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Posted by Tanya Nov 11, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Body In Motion

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Many years ago Reebok ran a great commercial based on Newton’s Laws of motion.  The take away from that commercial was “A body in motion, stays in motion and a body at rest stays at rest”.  I wonder if Newton knew that within his statement was the perfect exercise prescription!

Posted by Elizabeth Nov 10, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Why Such a Lack in Vigorous Activity Among Americans?

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I live in the city, and there isn’t much chance of me doing a technical mountain climb. But I do get out with my family on the bike trail along Lake Michigan almost every day. Every day there are hundreds of us out there running, walking, wheeling and moving in every way imaginable along the Chicago Parks and Recreation trail that runs 36 miles along the lakeshore.

Posted by Tanya Nov 09, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

We Can’t Just Sit Around and Wait…

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I’ve been a student for nearly all of my adult life – and the two short years I took off between my first and second rounds of graduate school, I spent working in campus recreation.

Posted by Carolyn Nov 09, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Caseworker embezzles $70,000 from clients with disabilities in group home

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Whether or not to place your loved one in a group home is a tough decision, often talked through with a case worker. In Texas, at a privately owned group home, the case manager exploited and swindled more than a dozen  residents with disabilities while he was entrusted with managing their money.

Posted by Tessa Nov 08, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

“Is Strength the New Beauty? ”

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In a culture overwhelmed with images of beauty and perfection, how does the average person achieve the seemingly unobtainable goal of being beautiful?  Can every person regardless of his or her genetic predisposition be deemed attractive or good-looking? 

Posted by Elizabeth Nov 08, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment