Why do we Run?

Apr 22, 2015
Why do we Run?

Two years ago was not that long ago. 730 days to be exact. Yet for some, two years can be a lifetime ago. For others it can be a life-changing moment. This was the case for Rebekah Gregory.


San Diego Mass Transit Mishap

Apr 21, 2015
San Diego Mass Transit Mishap

At times, the presence of someone’s disability comes into question for one reason or another. Whether it’s to receive benefits like Medicaid, or even to receive services from non-profits through certain grants, at one time or another people who live with a disability have to show some sort of proof of that actual fact to a person in some capacity of authority. On the flip side, maybe we’ve seen someone parked in a disabled parking spot and when they get out of the car, that person doesn’t have an assistive device to help them walk.


Opportunity Knocking

Apr 17, 2015
Opportunity Knocking

On April 2-4 2015, I participate at the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) National Championship tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. My competitive juice starts to flow as I head to this event. As I prepared for my 19th appearance, I was hoping to take away something more important than an award or a trophy. What I got instead was the reality that there is something bigger than this event, something that all people with a disability should experience at one time in their life.


Adults with Autism

Apr 15, 2015
Adults with Autism

According to the Autism Society, as of 2014, over 3.5 million Americans are currently living with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. It is estimated that approximately 80 percent of these people are under the age of 22, but this group of children will soon be aging into adulthood, and many experts are concerned that few people know enough about adults living with ASD.
Fortunately, there is still quite a bit of important information that research has proven about adults living with autism that can be helpful for you as you provide support to your loved ones.


April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Apr 14, 2015
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

Parkinson’s disease impacts more than one million people in the U.S. and can strike as early as age 50. It affects both men and women equally and as many as 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. With symptoms like tremors, slowed movements, rigid muscles, and altered posture and balance, this condition forces patients to change their everyday lives and relearn how to function in public. Fortunately, the public is becoming more understanding of this condition through efforts such as Parkinson’s Awareness Month each April.


The Physical Effects of Long-Term Substance Abuse

Apr 13, 2015
The Physical Effects of Long-Term Substance Abuse

 

Substance abuse and addiction are serious conditions with a variety of harmful effects on health and wellness. From complications relating to mental health, to physical risks and damages, long-term drug use can have drastic effects on overall well-being.


Athlete and Hero Forever

Apr 10, 2015
Athlete and Hero Forever

 

Today is a day of celebration. No, not because it is the end of the week but because we get the chance to celebrate the accomplishments of a young athlete. An athlete who transcended the word. An athlete who showed us how to play and how to live.


Mesothelioma Cancer Survivor Still Marching Forward

Apr 09, 2015
Mesothelioma Cancer Survivor Still Marching Forward

Navy veteran Larry Belfer has compromised, but never conceded to the rare but aggressive cancer that has changed his life dramatically.


This is the day…

Apr 07, 2015
This is the day...

 

Monday April 6th is the second annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. It was created by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the importance of sports world-wide.


Cerebral Palsy Awareness: Attempting to Dispel Myths

Apr 02, 2015
Cerebral Palsy Awareness: Attempting to Dispel Myths

 

This month we take a few moments to recognize Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. As with other disabilities, there are many misconceptions out there about having this disability. In this post, I’m going to try and dispel a few of them. While it might be a shock, or even a bit upsetting for a parent to find out their child has been diagnosed with this disability, it shouldn’t be seen as “the end of the world.”Believe it or not, there are many people with CP who live successful and fulfilling lives, despite their limitations. Early intervention is the best first step in the right direction. Different interventions can benefit the person through their early years, into adulthood and beyond. There are many adults who are doctors, parents and even movie stars that live with Cerebral Palsy.