Accessibility At The Polls -Fight For It!

Accessibility At The Polls -Fight For It!
 

  A friend of mine in New York State visited his polling place early this morning. Supposedly, the polls were “HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE” — and signs were posted to that effect. But when he followed “VOTE HERE” signs to the front door, he discovered that anyone in a whee...

Categories: In The News
Posted on Nov 2, 2015

Great Cities Attract Great Leaders

Great Cities Attract Great Leaders
 

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.” Ben Franklin, November, 1766 I was born here and have lived in Philadelphia [...]...

Categories: In The News
Posted on Sep 16, 2015

11-23-14 “Overcoming Adversity” with Linda on IHeartRadio

11-23-14 “Overcoming Adversity” with Linda on IHeartRadio
 

The “What’s Going On” radio podcast on Q102 gave me an opportunity to share about why I wrote Wheelchair Wisdom. On their website, they described me as “founder of The MS Initiative and author of Wheelchair Wisdom: Awaken Your Spirit Through Adversity.” In this intervie...

Categories: In The News
Posted on Nov 24, 2014

A Note to Angelina Jolie

A Note to Angelina Jolie
 

Dear Angelina, When I centered myself in silence, I made the choice to become open and willing to live life fully, yet due to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis when I was 28 years old, I have been in a wheelchair for more than 25 years. “Something is wrong here,” I raged. I felt furiou...

Categories: Huffington Post Articles, In The News
Posted on Jun 12, 2013

Share the Good Stuff

Share the Good Stuff
 

On Thursday, November 22, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Thanksgiving Day issue featured a piece called “Great Tidings Still,” that offered hope in the midst of the challenges of 2012 by publishing quotes from readers that showed great things that had happened in their lives this year. ...

Categories: In The News
Posted on Nov 25, 2012

You Can Help Someone Get Access –Today!

You Can Help Someone Get Access –Today!
 

A friend of mine in New York State visited his polling place early this morning. Supposedly, the polls were “HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE” — and signs were posted to that effect. But when he followed “VOTE HERE” signs to the front door, he discovered that anyone in a wheelchair ...

Categories: Huffington Post Articles, In The News
Posted on Nov 13, 2012

This Election is About Action

This Election is About Action
 

On November 6, 2012, millions of Americans who want to vote in the national election will be unable to cast their ballots–not because they are ineligible, not because they have inadequate identification, but simply because they are in wheelchairs or have some form of physical disability. How m...

Categories: Huffington Post Articles, In The News
Posted on Oct 18, 2012

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