Getting on with Life!

With his refined and cheerful English demeanor, Simon Henson has a clear message for those who have experienced a loss of mobility “Don’t look back, look forward.” This advice isn’t from a man who believes in ‘keeping a stiff upper lip’, remaining stoic, and avoiding a display of weakness, but rather from an individual who […]

Posted On: 2019-06-07

Feeling Whole Again

Dana Pounds is full of gratitude for a life that has truly blossomed despite being rooted in loss, pain and confusion. She has learned not to dread the unknown, but rather to be open and welcoming to all aspects of her life.  It is her connection to the outdoors that has helped Dana stay open, […]

Posted On: 2019-05-03

3 simple ways to remain youthful

Lawrene Kovalenko radiates a youthful demeanor. She is open-minded and accepts change by the process of understanding how things are, how things could be, then adapting, to make the transition. She is one of the youngest 85-year-olds I’ve ever met. As a neuroscientist, occupational therapist and artist, Lawrene uses her professional frames-of-reference to maintain a […]

Posted On: 2019-04-01

Livin’ the Dream, (One Shaky Step at a Time)

Alex McKiernan doesn’t want us to be “disconnected from the disabled experience – it’s powerful and important and useful to this world.” Alex wants to help people see the value of their experiences and life lessons that able-bodied people rarely get to experience, but need to know.  “There is much to see in the ‘darkness’, […]

Posted On: 2019-02-24

Finding the Silver Lining

“When I think I’m going to break, a voice inside me says, “You got this””. Isaac Blunt is one tough dude, a bad a**, who has learned to channel that toughness and use it to overcome the many hurdles that have become his new ‘normal’. Isaac lost both legs above the knee from an IED […]

Posted On: 2019-02-01

He’s a Force to be Reckoned With

There’s no slowing down, Tim Force. Wait, what? Did I hear that correctly? Hanging drywall, up on ladders, riffle hunting… all on ONE leg and crutches! It’s hard to impress an amputee like myself, who has been living on crutches for 45 years, but those tasks I just mentioned seem pretty challenging to me! Tim […]

Posted On: 2019-01-11