The Joy of Adapting

Emily Gray is a confident and beautiful athlete. The loss of her leg to cancer at age 11 ultimately forged greater strength and resilience in her life, but it certainly didn’t happen right away.  “After the loss of my leg, I told my father, ‘No other man will ever love me’”. Clarity grew with time […]

Posted On: 2019-07-05

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