Posts Tagged "disabilities"

Miss Iowa Inspires

Miss Iowa Inspires

Nicole Kelly is a beautiful girl with wavy blonde hair and piercing blue eyes. No one would be surprised to see this Iowa sweetheart crowned on the Miss Iowa stage if it wasn’t for one thing: her missing left forearm. The 23 year old University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate was born without her left forearm, and has been dealing with this disability ever since. Regardless of the stares she...

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MTV Talks Hardships

MTV Talks Hardships

MTV has been known for many things in its existence- first music videos, then everything from Newlyweds with Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson to Jersey Shore to Teen Mom. One thing that MTV is not typically known for, though, is tackling a real issue with tact and grace. Against all odds, however, they seem to be doing just that with World of Jenks. World of Jenks, entering its second season,...

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Modern Science Marvels: Cochlear Implants

Modern Science Marvels: Cochlear Implants

Despite the amount of negativity directed toward healthcare on any given day and the dismal state people with disabilities sometimes find themselves in, there are plenty of diamonds in the rough that both evoke our compassion and remind us of all the wonderful progress that has been made in the scientific community – especially over the last 5 to 10 years. One of such extraordinary...

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Canadians and Disabilities: The Numbers and the Future

Canadians and Disabilities: The Numbers and the Future

A study from Statistics Canada that came out a few years ago showed nearly 4.4 million people in Canada have a disability, whether a physical or mental condition, that restricts their activities and affects their daily living. Those numbers reflect a high 16% of adults with a disability and over 3.5% of children. Out of these statistics 35% report only a mild daily living limitation, while 25%...

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A Second Life for People with Disabilities

A Second Life for People with Disabilities

This guest post was provided by a source who wishes to remain anonymous. I grew up playing Pong, Space Invaders, and PacMan, not the complicated games with virtual worlds of today. Maybe that’s why  Second Life is difficult for me. I just can’t get into it for some reason. If I could figure it out, it might be neat to create a new persona, perhaps even one without a disability. I have...

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