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Welcome to our section on disabilities. Featuring a combination of original content, guest posts, inspiring stories, and practical tips. We hope you’ll find this section useful and informative. May it lift you up with a little encouragement, empathy, and compassion.

Blind Friend Caught in the Web

My friend, who I'll call Tony (a pseudonym), age 35, said he had been able as a child to see shapes and colors, but now could sense only light

Disabilities: Luongo Has Miracle Surgery

On Good Friday 2013, then 39-year-old Nicole Luongo of Plantation, Florida, took a step of faith. She'd had cerebral palsy since birth, had significant difficulty walking her entire life

Foundation Funds Jewish Disability Programs

Roseville, CA - Since 2002, the Ruderman Family Foundation has been involved with "inclusion and enhancing the lives of adults and children with disabilities

Traumatic Brain Injury changed a community

On December 1, 1995, a large van accidentally hit pedestrian Sharon Gieseke on a busy street in downtown New Ulm, Minnesota. She immediately blacked...

Blind Surfer Inspires Surfing Professionals

In 1992, a Brazilian father named his newborn son "Derek" after professional surfer Derek Ho. He hoped his son would become a professional surfer. At the time, Brazil was emerging as a professional surfing powerhouse. But the father's dream quickly faded after learning his son had been born completely blind.

Ron Davis, a lightning rod (Part One)

Over the years, I've interviewed hundreds of people for this column, but few have had such intriguing and gripping stories as 66-year-old Ron Davis...

Kateri and Collin

Some of my best ideas for featuring certain people have come from editors publishing this column. Such was the case with the editor of...

Multiple Sclerosis Becomes Counselor’s Asset

During most of the '70s, Kathe Skinner, now a 65-year-old licensed marriage family therapist in Colorado Springs, Colorado, couldn't figure out what was wrong with her body.

French Inspires Others to Change Thinking

We both had been drinking. We fell forward and hit the pavement with his body on top of me. I broke my neck at the sixth vertebra.

Vasculitis and Stroke

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute website defines 'vasculitis' as a fairly rare auto-immune disorder involving blood vessel inflammation that narrows, closes, or...

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