Harriet McBryde Johnson was an amazingly open-minded, wise, humorous, and fair person who believed that disabilities do not keep a person from living a good life. She was a lawyer, a writer, and a disability activist who believed that there is no singular way in which a person can live a valued life. During her working life Harriet came up against people who were curious, some who were condescending, and even some who were dedicated to the opposite view: that people with disabilities did not deserve to live. She faced such assaults face-forward and directly.
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The National MS Society just completed a campaign called, “We Keep Moving.” A team of 3 individuals diagnosed with MS traveled to 10 different locations around the United States interviewing people that were diagnosed with MS based on a nation-wide vote. The individuals ranged from a 19 year old girl that was diagnosed at the age of 15 to a man that has lived with MS for over 30 years.