My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Monday, July 26, 2010

Resilient Women. Jocelyn. Beth.

Celebrating today the Americans with Disabilities Act. Twenty years old! Progress. I want to believe so. Still much work to be done? Yes.

A story like Jocelyn's shared by Beth in the Chicago Tribune is an example of two Resilient Women.

2 comments:

karen (Mom) said...

Read their story. What a testimony to the resilency of the human spirit. So grateful for the ADA law and know that it has made a big difference for so many, even though there are many changes that still need to be made.

Beth Finke said...

Becky, thanks for linking to the story, and thanks for the compliments, too. It is so true that changes still need to be made to the ADA, and in my first rough draft for the Tribune I mentioned that. In the end, though, and for copyediting purposes, I decided to go with the positive, let readers know that yes, those of us with disabilities are still discriminated against, but the ADA has been ONE HUGE STEP in the right direction, and something to be celebrated. Again, thanks for helping get word out about this, Becky, much appreciated.