The great thing about Ilivewithadisability.com is that we are a community with one common thread that connects us all; disability. Within our large community, there are many diverse and unique disabilities. While we are able to connect, share, and relate to others with similar disabilities to our own, we are also able to learn, draw inspiration and gain strength from those with different handicaps. I truly believe that by learning and understanding others, we influence and bring out the best of the human spirit. Therefore, I have decided to start a series of interviews focusing on notable and inspirational people facing one specific disability. Each series will have 3 or 4 people who inspire a positive outlook on their disability and on life in general. Because I have a spinal cord injury, my first series is going to focus on others facing this devastating injury. I will then concentrate on interviewing remarkable people with many other disabilities.
I hope that by sharing these inspiring interviews, we can learn about the different challenges we all face and how we overcome those challenges to live a successful, happy life. If you know someone who you would like to see interviewed, please contact me.
My first SCI interview with Travis Roy will be up soon!
Maureen Gazda (@mgazda)