Disabilities

Daniel J. Vance is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor from Vernon Center, Minn. His weekly newspaper column Disabilities has been published in more than 260 newspapers. The archives date back to 2006 and many remain relevant and inspirational.

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Disabilities: App for Managing Finance

I've occasionally looked outside the United States for people with disabilities to feature, including people from Canada, Great Britain, Africa, and Australia
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Disabilities Columnist Seeking to Break Stereotypes

If you're brand new here, you probably have been wondering what's going on. Instead of disability-related issues, ax-grinding, or political agenda-driving
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Raymer Searching for a Kidney Donor (Part II)

Last column, you learned about 48-year-old Karen Raymer, of Hidden Valley Lake, California, who for the last five years has been searching for a kidney donor
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Raymer Seeking a Kidney Transplant

All the little boy wanted for Christmas was his two front teeth. Karen Raymer of Hidden Valley Lake, California, would like just one kidney
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U.S. Military Helped Sgt. Gutierrez

On June 18, 2006, Sgt. Joshua Gutierrez of the 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas, was on patrol near Osut, Iraq
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Man Coming to Grips with Disorder

Our featured person this week wanted to be known as "Oliver" and his full identity hidden because of possible repercussions. He is in his 20s and lives
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Harvard Grad Had Different Life Planned

The world seemed to come crashing down hard on June 20, 1993, for then 36-year-old "Bart" of Queens, New York. Before that day, he had
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Baseball Great Should be in the Hall of Fame

At least once annually, I offer my best "pitch" for the late, rocket-armed, speedy William "Dummy" Hoy and for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
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Student Starts Invisible Disability Club

About nine months ago, I featured 22-year-old Ohio State student Harley Jo Skorpenske, whose open letter to all the people who had criticized her for using handicapped parking spaces
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Advocate Fighting Invisible Disabilities

Christy Smith of Florissant, Missouri, saw nine doctors over a three-year span beginning in 1991 before learning exactly why she had periodic, intense dizzy spells