Lillieth Grand - a music therapist, business owner, educator, and mother from Oregon - shares her experiences and how they have shaped the way she treats others and how she finds strength in herself.
Our interview with Navy veteran Jenna Weathers gives us a comprehensive insight into life with Ehlers Danos Syndrome, PTSD, working while disabled, and navigating the VA system.
Chloe Short was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita which limits her movements. However Chloe did not let her condition stop her from playing music and joining the high school band. Chloe plays the euphonium, a large brass instrument, which is adapted specifically for her to play...and trust us, she plays it well!
Let's (all) play ball! Taylor Duncan, a young man with Autism, founded and operates the rapidly growing non-profit Alternative Baseball Organization. ABO provides teens and adults with Autism and special needs an accepting yet competitive place to play the beloved game of baseball. Taylor has some exciting news about ABO, how it was started, and is an example of determination and hard work despite the many obstacles he faced in his youth.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to use a wheelchair in a city like New York? For that matter - getting where you want to go in a wheelchair at all? Marissa Meleske, a life coach, author, and protaganist of increased accessibility tells us what it's like living in Long Island using a wheelchair, her challenges with spina bifida, and urges everyone to petition for people of all abilities to have access to the places they want to go. Featuring the music of Devin Larue.
Jean Peyton has been involved with helping those with vision impairments in Las Vegas for many years. She is the president of Blind Connect, which has a great program called Angela's House that she tells us all about. The staff there have vision impairments also, giving them unique qualifications to help those navigating their vision loss for the first time.