My name is Zoe Carlson. I have had to use a wheelchair throughout my life because I was born with Spina Bifida. Like many different disabilities, Spina Bifida varies in severity, and can be very different from person to person. Spina Bifida often comes along with a learning disability, which I also have.
However, I have been very blessed that my learning disability is not too severe. I graduated from high school in 2014. I am currently attending college, studying graphic des
White butterflies are ascending From the heavenly sky, To bring you to our heavenly father the lord. He who allowed you To share your brilliant talented voices Amongst the world, Now you are no longer with us in human form. Please allow us to continue to hear Your brilliant voice from above. You may have stumbled along the way. But, the lord prays has help you through it. White doves fulfilled the room, As angels from up above carry you home to heaven. Scattered tears with br
Hello my name is Thomas Exler. I am from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.For many years now, I have had been given a great opportunity to meet so many amazing people from all over the world, not in spite of but because I was born with a rare birth defect called Bladder Exstrophy. My life has had numerous blessings because of it, and on the whole the blessings have gratefully outweighed all the negatives I have had to personally endure. I am currently the board president (now vice pre
Life is worth living.
Although there are many trials and tribulations that may appear to block our paths and may threaten to discourage us, with faith, courage, and perseverance we can get through anything. We can even learn from our struggles. Life is what we make of it! So, make the best of it with whatever resources you have. After all, you have only one life to live.
My name is Kyla Daniels. I do not consider myself disabled, I am "differently abled". Although expected in November, I was born in September due to my mom having Pre-Eclampsia and high blood pressure which was dangerous for us both. The only option was an emergency c-section. I was born weighing in at 2 pounds, 4 ½ oz, and 13 inches long. The doctors didn’t think I was going to make it because I was a preemie. My family didn’t give up on me. Through faith and prayers, I made
Hello, My name is Kim! I don’t really remember when I first had trouble walking but my grandmother told me she noticed I wasn’t walking properly at two and my mother said my brothers used to take me around in a red wagon. I know I hated how painful it was to wear shoes on my feet! My mom said I would take them off as fast as she would put them on. No one, none of the many doctors mom and dad took me to see at the IWK Hospital for Sick Children (the name always bothered me be
Hi My name Is Andrew and I have Spina Bifida (Myelomeningocele ). I am 45 years old and when I was born I had a large what the Doctors first though was a fluid filled cyst. They just left it alone. By the time I was 9 months old I had been in and out of the hospital a lot. I was getting sicker and sicker . I was lucky that one of the doctors knew it was not a cyst. He was arguing with the other doctors. The doctor had a friend that was a specialist look at it. That doctor kne
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, telecommunications, commercial facilities, and state and local government. and, by law, the ADA must ensure equal opportunity for all disabled Americans. Unfortunately, although most companies do follow the guidelines provided by the ADA, there are still many improvements that need to be made in order to truly fulfill the ADA's purpose
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Have you ever had really hard seasons of life? One’s where you feel lonely, unsure, sad, angry, lost, confused, and even hopeless? Me too. I find myself at a season of change. I am often not very good at change simply because I like knowing the outcomes of what is to come and it is often hard for me to let go of what I once knew. I like stability and being in control. Do any of you resonate with me on this? Of course, life has a way of placing us at a cross
Growing up, I have been fortunate enough to experience and understand life as both a disabled person, and an "average" girl. I was always in regular education classes, because I've only ever had a physical condition, so I have always been surrounded by people my age who have no disability whatsoever, but I have also had the pleasure of meeting people I could also relate to, who do have their limitations. Having the "best of both worlds" in this case, has allowed me to make so