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Why Isn't the United States Standing Up for Disability Rights?

I feel lucky to live in the United Sates as a person with a disability, but I still experience inequalities daily.

I feel lucky to live in the United Sates as a person with a disability, but I still experience inequalities daily. I am paralyzed due to a car accident, but I have had access to a wheelchair that allows me freedom to leave my bed, move in my home, hold a job, drive an adapted vehicle and even travel the world. It's not always smooth sailing but I am in a country where I can complain or voice my frustrations and find power in numbers.

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Ever since I can remember I have been drawing painting, sewing. My dream was to become a fashion designer. However, at the age of 13, I was in a car accident while on a family vacation in Mexico. I injured my spinal cord and was paralyzed from the chest down. I thought my dreams would be impossible from that moment forward.

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Intermission: Meet the Superhumans

A gorgeous trailer for the paralympics featuring a cascade of awesomely overachieving amputee, visually impaired, and wheelchair-bound olympians.

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Watch this beautiful trailer for the paralympics featuring a cascade of awesomely overachieving amputee, visually impaired, and wheelchair-bound olympians. As the uncle of a paraplegic athlete, I'll be glued to the screen.

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