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He Climbed 800 Feet Up a Skyscraper in a Wheelchair

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Jan 23, 2021

Mr. Lai is a four-time winner of the Asian Rock Climbing Championship and once ranked eighth in the world in the sport. He became paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident nine years ago. Determined to keep climbing, he ascended Lion Rock, a steep mountain ridge that represents Hong Kong’s spirit of resilience amid adversity, in his wheelchair in 2016.

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Karen Killilea, 80, Dies; Turned Disability Into Triumph

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Jan 05, 2021

The first, “Karen” (1952), showed how Karen and her family had worked to overcome the odds against her.

Among the glowing reviews for the book, which was translated into several languages, was this from Saturday Review: “Extraordinary is the word to be used first, last and repeatedly about this book. Anyone who meets Karen, even on paper, will postpone resigning from the human race.”

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Ice-cream store with special-needs employees overcomes pandemic

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Nov 19, 2020

Tom Landis was 46 when he gave all he had to open a business he felt called to run. On Dec. 26, 2015, the ice cream store Howdy Homemade opened in Dallas, employing mostly people with special needs, from servers to cashiers to managers. “Howdy,” as Landis calls it, thrived as locals praised the store’s mission and liked the ice cream, too.

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“Sometimes in life you choose your challenges, other times the challenges choose you,” Roy would say, according to VanOrden. “And it’s what you do in the face of those challenges that defines who you are and what you’ll become.”

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Chris Nikic, You Are an Ironman. And Your Journey Is Remarkable.

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Nov 18, 2020

Nikic, 21, became the first person with Down syndrome to conquer the grueling endurance race, offering lessons in perseverance and hope.

Take a bow, Chris Nikic, for holding tight to your dreams, for your patience and hopeful perseverance and guts. We could use a little more of that in this world.

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