"I am Brave, I am Bruised, I am Who I'm Meant to Be. I am Me!"
Why do I, and why should you, volunteer for the Joseph Maley Foundation? There are multiple programs to get involved with, and they are always looking for new volunteers to help them complete their mission, disabled or non-disabled, all are welcome here.
Does Dating/Marrying Someone With a Disability Automatically Make You a Good Person? My husband and I were talking the other day and he told me a story about an incident that occurred when we were dating over ten years ago. One day we decided to go to the mall. We were just shopping together in… Continue reading Responding to Stereotypes About Disability and Relationships
Many bloggers in the disability community seek the guidance of their faith to stay strong when their illness tries to beat them down. It is great that their religion to helps see them through the tough times. This post is in no way meant to diminish those beliefs, or speak poorly of any religion. However,… Continue reading Imagine No Religion With Chronic Illness And Disability
My uncle Steve taught me how to live happily, humbly, and exceptionally with a disability. He didn't even know how important those lessons would become to me. This is a thank you letter to the strongest man I ever knew. Thank you uncle Steve!
I recently read an article titled "Airporky: Lazy passengers are FAKING disability to get a wheelchair at airports and speed through security queues" written by Carolyn McGuire published in The Sun, a UK magazine. This article makes reference to individuals using wheelchairs at airlines in order to skip the long boarding process and other inconveniences… Continue reading Stop The Stigma: People with Invisible Illnesses Are NOT Fakers
Does anyone see a problem with this picture? We have a problem in America with people not understanding what it means to be truly accessible. As a wheelchair user, I run into situations such as this regularly. Whether it is an "accessible" toilet stall that doesn't even fit my wheelchair, lack of appropriate handicap parking,… Continue reading A Wheelchair Sign Doesn’t Automatically Make It Accessible
Just because you cannot work due to your disability does not mean you are worthless. Everyone has a different path, and everyone has a purpose.
So many people want to pray away the disability, or fix it somehow. People need to understand that sometimes acceptance is the best policy.