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TOPIC: Overcoming Differences by Working it Out Together

Overcoming Differences by Working it Out Together 7 years 3 weeks ago #170


So many people project limiting ideas onto others, and onto themselves. We see someone in a wheelchair and immediately assume what they can't do. We see someone who doesn't fit into our idea of normal and think we know something about their possibilities.

Working with quadruple amputee Kiera Brinkley over the past 2 years, I have had to face a number of my projections. When I interviewed her mother recently, she admitted to not treating Kiera as if she had a disability. They encouraged her to adapt and with the help of her younger sister Uriah, Kiera did just that.

As our Kickstarter deadline of March 27th approaches with our total still quite a distance from our goal, I want to honor these two young women for having the courage to put themselves and their heartfelt truths into the public media realm.

It has not been easy, and we've been told that even at this late stage we might still meet our goal, so we aren't giving up. And yet, I am forever humbled by the grace I witness in the disabled community - beginning with Kiera and her loving family.
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