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The label society puts on individuals with physical disabilities is one that refers to struggle and being needy. Some people even automatically assume that if a person has a physical disability they also have a mental disability as well, and you couldn’t get further from the truth.
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Ludwig Guttmann, M.D. was a German-Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and joined the neurosurgical faculty at Oxford University in England. Prior to his leaving Germany, Dr. Guttmann was the assistant to the leading German neurosurgeon of that time, Otfrid Foester, at the University of Breslau. Forced out of the University of Breslau because of anti-Semitism in 1933, Dr. Guttmann became the Chief of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Breslau Jewish Hospital. It was there that he developed many of the techniques to treat spinal cord injury that he used and perfected in England.
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Swimming is an extremely popular sport for children with disabilities – a fact that I have witnessed first-hand on many occasions. In particular, I have found it to be a particularly beneficial activity for children with learning difficulties, and many whom I have taught have gone on to become exceptional club – and even national-standard – swimmers.
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My name is Daniel Mellenthin, and as far back as I can remember, I have tried to squeeze every last drop I could from life. I was born in Alton, Illinois and lived the first 20 years of life as an able-bodied person, enjoying backpacking and rock climbing, meeting all sorts of people, four team sports in high school (two in college), choir (in HS and college), playing jazz trumpet, Improv. Comedy, Phi Alpha Literary Society at Illinois College and various plays and stage performances.
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This past weekend I went to see the movie, “The fault in our stars”. I was very impressed with the whole concept of this movie from its writing, acting and overall presentation of people with disabilities. It had the perspective of a movie that went beyond the scope of disability, while maintaining its integrity. Most importantly, it went beyond the portrayal of people with cancer or disability as people who are disinterested, angry, and lifeless victims.
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I take exception to the quote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” My suggested change is: life is a journey AND a destination. While I agree that we never completely arrive, it also seems that along the journey, we do seek out and hopefully enjoy destinations.
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With the World Cup coming up and festival season on the horizon, it’s important we think about protecting our hearing when at these kinds of events. While hearing technology has come on leaps and bounds (evidenced by these invisible hearing aids from Hidden Hearing), prevention is still better than cure.
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Well track season is here once again which means- I’m busy. My students say that they are busy as they complain about the number of projects I have given them, and I just laugh because I only wish I was as “busy” as I was when I was in college. Kinda like I wish I was as “fat” as I thought I was in college too! But when I say I’m busy now days it’s at a whole new level As in so busy we haven’t had time to go to the grocery store which means two things.
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As the old saying goes, dogs are a man’s best friend. They provide companionship and loyalty like no other animal and have been proven to enhance both physical and mental wellbeing. However, aside from being an important member of the family, dogs also play a significant role in the lives of people with disabilities.
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Being diagnosed with diabetes is very difficult for the patient and his family as it is a lifelong disease. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which there are elevated blood glucose levels due to insulin malfunctioning. Insulin is a vital hormone released by the pancreas that allows the entry of sugar into the blood cells. It regulates fat and carbohydrate metabolism in the body. Any problem in its effective release results in…