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MEET OUR MOST RECENT GUEST BLOGGERS
Kerry Wiley, Contributor
Kerry Wiley earned a Masters of Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany and has worked in the disability field in research and program development for 15 years. She has wanted to share her journey to walk device free to demonstrate that there are a variety of non conventional ways to conquer obstacles. Through research and non-traditional partnerships, she is working toward a long desired goal.
Susan Hawkins, Contributor
BA Journalism/Georgia State University
I’ve been a writer on a variety of subjects for decades. My extensive experience with family and friends dealing with mobility issues goes back to college, when one of my “little sisters” in my sorority was a paraplegic as a result of polio. (She taught me how to use the hand controls on her car, and we took a trip to New York City!) Today, as the content writer and video producer for AMS Vans, Inc., an online, local and national dealer of high-quality, affordable wheelchair accessible vans, I’m learning more every day about wheelchair accessibility, and I feel privileged to share what I learn with this growing community. At home, I spend time with my husband and our two German shepherds. I’m a huge Atlanta Braves fan, and I especially enjoy reading, live theater, autumn, and pushing the “adventure” envelope.
Elizabeth Vander Kamp, Contributor
Elizabeth Vander Kamp began teaching fitness classes in 1999, after earning a White Belt in Nia, a mind-body-spirit fusion movement technique. She now holds a Nia Brown Belt, is certified through the American Council on Exercise, the Arthritis Foundation, and is on the master teacher tract of Ai Chi (T’ai Chi in water). Before journeying into the world of fitness, Elizabeth worked as a professional actress. She wrote, performed, and toured the U.S., offering over 400 shows, of a one woman play about the world’s greatest athlete, Babe Didrikson Zaharias. In 2003, Elizabeth returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, and soon thereafter they had 2 daughters. She works at Lakeshore Foundation and it was here that she met Dr. Bloom. Elizabeth’s passion for people, art, and movement have united in the work she and Dr. Bloom do together. She thinks it’s pretty funny that one of her greatest acting defects – overacting – has become one of her most useful teaching tools.
Demi Eckhoff , Contributor
Demi Eckhoff, 20, is from Birmingham, Alabama and a full time junior at a local University. She is majoring in nutrition and dietetics. Demi was born with a congenital form of muscular dystrophy, MD. Her impairment due to muscular dystrophy is significant and leaves her with only independent movement of her eyes, mouth and a few fingers. Demi has used a motorized wheelchair since 18 months old and utilizes several other assistive devices. Demi lives on campus during the week with full time attendant care. Demi enjoys cooking, arts and crafts, hanging out with friends and checking out the new dives in town.