I was once told a story about how the act of walking is actually a series of motions—falling forward and then catching oneself—that you can’t consciously walk if you think about placing one foot in front of another. Each step is about letting go and then trusting that you will catch yourself. And that the […]
U.S. Paralympic Athlete Tatyana McFadden is competing in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 1. She is the only person to win all four major marathons in one year: London, Boston, Chicago and New York City. Tatyana spent the first six years of her life in an orphanage in Saint Petersburg, Russia. […]
Sharing this great event for anyone in the @Des Moines, Iowa Area: Walk N Roll for Spina Bifida® is October 18, 2014, at Principal Park in Des Moines. Find an event near you.
RUSSIA: CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES FACE DOUBLE DISCRIMINATION IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM he Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will consider whether Russia subjected a 12 year old boy with physical and mental disabilities to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and denied his right of access to justice. MDAC submitted […]
As the Winter Paralympics begin in Sochi, Russian activists are hoping the Games will help combat widespread prejudice. They say people with disabilities have been marginalized in Russia for decades. “In our country, there are no disabled people.” This is a quote attributed to Soviet communist party leader Leonid Breschnev in the 1980s. The 1980 […]
Discrimination is a fact of life for many groups of people, but to be honest, I never really gave much thought to discrimination growing up. It wasn’t until I became disabled when I was 14 years old when I finally understood what discrimination meant. It meant not only being misunderstood, but being rudely mistreated. No […]