Archive for category: Disability

My Disability Is Invisible. I’m Still Disabled.

After falling out of a tree, I experienced a traumatic brain injury that affected nearly every aspect of my life. So why is it so hard for even friends and family to believe I'm disabled?

Thanks For Reading

Folks has stopped publishing. But its mission lives on.

Cycle of Success

Even with a limb difference, Paralympic triathlete Mohamed Lahna is always up for the next adventure.

Chronic Illness Shouldn’t Mean Chronic Poverty

Millions of disabled Americans can barely afford their treatments in a healthcare system that has financially crushed them. It doesn't have to be this way.

Back In The Saddle

Christy Bridges rides and ropes on a national stage, competing with the country’s best despite being legally blind.

The Texas Survivalist Who Lost His Sight

Bob Hansler has survived rough landscapes, injuries and a rattlesnake bite. But nothing he’d learned about survival prepared him for losing his sight.

Dollhouse Artisans Refurbish Their Health, One Tiny Object At A Time

For both artisans and consumers grappling with chronic illness and mental health issues, the world of miniatures has become a healing refuge.

My Chronic Condition Drove Me From The City And Into The Wild

Being diagnosed with an inner ear disorder led me to follow my dreams and embrace a more adventurous life.

One Little Farm’s Big, Inclusive Dream

At Common Roots Farm, the vision is simple: to create an inclusive, accessible community where anyone can find meaningful, purposeful work, no matter their abilities.

The Bionic Indiana Jones Who Wants To Make Prosthetics Available To Everyone

After losing his right leg in an off-roading accident, National Geographic explorer Albert Lin has set off on a new adventure to bring prosthetics to all

Boxing Is My Pain Pill

After a shooting left him in a wheelchair, boxing champ Leo Samarelli won’t stop punching until the Paralympics and beyond.