This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Fry v. Napoleon County Schools; Ehlena Fry, a then five year old girl with cerebral palsy, was told by her school that her service dog, Wonder, could not accompany her, since the district was already paying for an aide to help. Ehlena and Wonder's case was brought by the ACLU and the ACLU of Michigan. (video)
The Pease brothers, from Atlanta, GA, completed the New York City Marathon yesterday, against the odds. Kyle Pease has cerebral palsy, and his right rear wheelchair tire disintegrated at mile 12.
Bob Moran ("BOB"), the political cartoonist for the Saturday and Sunday Telegraph (e.g., 1, 2, more) had an unexpected journey into fatherhood. A beautiful and touching animated memoir for Father's day.
Team Hoyt has been honored with a bronze statue! Team Hoyt is a fixture of the Boston Marathon. For 30 years, Dick has pushed his son Rick the entire 26.2 miles. Rick has Cerebral Palsy and decided in 1977 that he wanted to participate in marathons and other sporting events around the country. And thus, Team Hoyt was born! [more inside]
The Deal with Disability "Hey, I’m Eva. I’m 26 and a recent college graduate. I like to write, to take digital photographs, and just chill. But this blog is not about what I like. This blog is about how people treat me. You see, I am physically disabled. Actually “severely” physically disabled. I have Cerebral Palsy, which for me means I can’t walk, speak, or use muscles in traditional ways. I use a power wheelchair to get around and spell out what I want to say on a letterboard. This blog will be videos of people treating me bizarrely." [more inside]
Thirteen year old Matt Milligan is a gifted photographer despite suffering from Cerebral Palsy. He uses a monopod, or his parents stabilizing his arms, to help minimize distortion from his shaky arms.[via.]