The Journey – Embracing Inclusion

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 12:56 pm

As the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws near, the senior nursing class of Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions kicks it into high gear to finish preparing for the Pink Paws for the Cause 5K run/walk. 

The event is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 2 from 12-4 p.m. on the Athens bike path and begins near the Convocation Center tailgate area.

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 2:51 pm

One of the privileges I anticipated upon becoming an adult in the ‘70s was that of voting. I knew the struggles of my ancestors and looked forward to stepping into the voting booth to make my voice heard. I was able to step into the booth for over 20 years until a benign spinal cord tumor in 1995 created some paralysis and limited my mobility. Instead of walking into the booth, I now had to roll into the booth.

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 2:04 pm
By Andres Munoz
I was adopted from Dallas, Texas and brought to Idaho when I was three and a half years old, after going through a traumatic brain injury at the age of 10 months. The brain injury left me with memory problems, cerebral palsy on the left side of my body, and a lack of depth perception in my right eye. I am fortunate that I still have great verbal skills.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 12:26 pm

ATHENS, Ohio (Sept. 25, 2014) - Wheelchairs and rugby might not be an obvious connection to many sports fans, but for members of the Buckeye Blitz quad rugby team it is a part of daily life.  The semi-professional quad rugby team, made up of athletes with physical disabilities, plays the intensely physical game entirely from wheelchairs, demonstrating that the sport originally referred to as “murderball” is not for the timid.

Wed, Aug 13, 2014 4:39 pm

By Rebecca Darling 

You know that feeling you get when you have not seen someone in a long time? Yeah, that overpowering tingling sensation that moves rapidly from one foot to your fingernails. That is how I describe my anticipation of the 2014 National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) Conference. From July 10-13, 2014, I reunited with my favorite pale and blonde family in sunny San Diego, California.