Paula Nelson of Tampa, Florida, reads and spells words for a living. She is the special sections editor of the 20,000-circulation daily Hernando Today, which publishes this column. Nelson's occupational choice is striking,
The 2000 U.S. Census reported that 14 million Americans over age 65 had either a mental, physical, sensory, self-care or mobility disability. As for Stone Harbor, New Jersey, U.S. Postal Service Letter
Twelve-year-old Matt Sechrist lives near Gettysburg, Penn., and his goal is to earn a spot on his high school wrestling team. What makes his story unique is that he was born with spina bifida, and also has had both legs amputated below the knees.
Forty-year-old Tom Stewart and his little dog had quite a scare recently.I was just going down to the convenience station in my electric wheelchair to get something to eat, he said in a telephone interview from his apartment in a Midwestern state.
It was one of baseball's greatest moments: San Francisco Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky surviving cancer surgery in his throwing arm and only a year later in August 1989 in a miraculous comeback bid pitching seven flawless innings against the Cincinnati Reds.