My intention with this article was to be a continuation of contributor Jason Hubal’s hope articles after his passing, but this year there was a seeming lack of interest. Jason passed away earlier this year. My hope for 2017 is for DisabilityVoice to help more people with disabilities and for DisabilityVoice website to grow in usability & number of users. If you missed the deadline for giving your hope, there is still time to give your hope for an article in the new year. Check out the inspirational quote for December 2016 at the end of this newsletter for some inspiration. People who don’t necessarily have a disability, but know people with disabilities are also invited to give your hope or inspiration. The new deadline is Thursday, January 19, 2017.
For about three years now Jason Hubal of DisabilityVoice has included an article on what people hope for in the next year in the DisabilityVoice Newsletter. It was Jason and also my feeling that the hope of others drive us forward to continue the work at DisabilityVoice. In this tradition and in memory of the late Jason Hubal I am including a similar article this year in the DV Newsletter for December 2016. Please everyone let me know what you are hoping for in 2017 or if you want what you have accomplished in 2016. Or any New Year’s resolution. Please e-mail me, Timothy Carey, at tcarey@DisabilityVoice.us by Wednesday, December 12 midnight.
Please include your name, age, and where you are from along with your statement. Also include your disability if you have one. And let me know if you want to include your disability in the article and if you want to be anonymous.
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Author: Timothy Carey Publication: DisabilityVoice Date: 10-21-2016
Sometimes life changes course quickly. Justin Vedder was only 37 when he was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s, and his wife Ashley was eight months pregnant with their third child.
A former University of California, Berkeley quarterback, Justin was typically social and outgoing. But like many newly-diagnosed people with Parkinson’s, he bega
Author: Laura Amann Publication: Fox Feed blog Date: 10 -14-2016
On any given day, Margarita Elizondo will roll her wheelchair onto a stage, face a horde of kids, and start dancing.
“The kids love, love, love when I get up on stage and guide them through a dance,” she says. “They’re amazed by my wheelchair.” Elizondo says
Publication: KPBS Broadcasting Date: 10-01-2016
We are here to help the Jackson family who is in need of assistance in gathering funds for a down payment on a home that will provide a safe and functional living space for their special needs child.
Zacharia Faith Groenig-Jackson is one of three children in the Groenig-Jackson family. Before Zach’s birth, Misty, Zach’s mother and father Dustin, were told by the doctors that there would be complications with Zach’s birth which would leave him with physical disabilities that would challenge him and his family for the rest of their lives. On December 27, 1995 Misty went into premature labor with Zach. Knowing the complications that would challenge Zach and the family, the doctors asked Misty if she wanted to abort the child. Misty told the doctors and extended family that if it were meant for Zach to be in her life, God would bring him into this world as he would. On December 27, 1995, Zach was born premature and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and had severe neurological issues that would leave him wheelchair bound for the rest of his life.
Model Jillian Mercado was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age, built a fan base as a blogger and later signed a modeling contract.
Publication: MSN.com Date: 3-18-15