“New Hopes for a New Year” By Keith Landry

(This was originally published on January 2002) We all begin 2002 with new hopes for a new year. We hope the months ahead will smooth out our problems and clear us a path to health, happiness, and enlightened hearts. A young man and his mom in Maryland offer all of us hope and inspiration. They…

“Capturing The Cause On Film” By Keith Landry

(This was originally published on August 2001) We’ve all experienced the challenge of choosing from 31 flavors at Baskin Robbins. So imagine how Tom Olin must have felt when we asked him to choose his favorite photograph. He’s shot almost one half million pictures of the disability rights movement. Advocates say Tom Olin is the…

Van Gogh: In Love with Music by Keith Landry

(This was originally published on February 2001) I f you assumed this story is about delicate daisies, lopped off ears, or a day at a Dutch museum, you are off track. But if you thought it might be about musicians who can master a voice track, dazzle with their light show, and bring a crowd…

Missions of Mercy Overseas by Edward Ellis

(This was originally published on January 2001) Fayetteville, North Carolina, home of Fort Bragg and the 82nd Airborne paratroopers, has six prosthetic limb providers listed in the phone book. It also has one resident genius in that field: Dr. Chaz Holder, founder of CZBioMed Enterprises. Dr. Holder has revolutionized the design and manufacture of prosthetic…

Atlanta’s Wheelchair Santa by Caroline Mack

(This was originally published on December 2000) Traditionally, the story that’s told is that Santa and Mrs. Claus live somewhere in or near the North Pole. You remember old St. Nick keeps a score card of good and bad behavior. Once a year, he and elves deliver gifts and goodies to all the good little…

Creating Your Career by P. Charles LaRosa Jr.

 (This was originally published on September 2000) People with disabilities are embarking on new roads of opportunity, as economic and legislative forces converge to break down workplace stereotypes and to direct employers’ attention to ability. With business booming, more people with disabilities are entering competitive employment and proving that what really matters is doing the…