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16 Feet

I don’t know how many of you know but I used to be able to walk. I wasn’t the best walker but I managed to be stable on my feet for thirty-two years with no assistance or medical equipment. I was also the best electric slider in Dayton! Life happens, and as a result, my... Read more »
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Carl Krauss

When U.S. Army Veteran Carl Krauss got out it was difficult for him to get on track. “I had a difficult time with the transition to civilian life after being in the Army for five years,” says US Army veteran Carl Krauss. When he got out it was difficult for him to get on track.... Read more »
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Finally….. Television Inclusion

I love my television! I watch a little bit of everything from the news, Family Freud, The Young & the Restless, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Empire to Storage Wars, Bar Rescue and The Braxton Family Values. I must admit, my television’s obsession has gone up a few notches since there are more shows on... Read more »
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Telling a Positive Story of Advocacy

When I think back to all the tools that have helped me to become a successful advocate, one of the most important is how to tell my story. When delivering a story to a crowd, it’s up to you what the crowd takes away from it. Have you ever heard someone give a presentation, speech... Read more »
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ADAMHS/GESMV Partner with Area Kroger Pharmacies

ADAMHS/GESMV Partner with Area Kroger Pharmacies People filling an opiate prescription at a Kroger pharmacy will receive a free drug disposal bag for unused medication courtesy of Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS). The drug disposal bags are part of an ongoing effort to provide a safe, cost-effective and environmentally responsible... Read more »
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Mikia Black

Even before her car accident, Mikia Black struggled with finding the right job and a clear path toward a bright future. But the horrible accident in September of 2014 only set her further back. A single mother of two young boys, Mikia was in a coma for 32 days and faced months of rehab and... Read more »
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There She Is

Most little girls dream of their wedding day, becoming a mother, and being crowned Miss America. If born with a disability, it doesn’t diminish dreams girls might have. In fact, it might make the urge to fulfill them even stronger. I’m speaking from experience. Although born with a disability, I still tried a little bit... Read more »
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I Represent Three

I represent three categories. I’m a woman who is African–American and I also have a disability. The word for a person who is overlapping social identities and related systems is called intersectionality.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality. While I hate to admit it, I know my categories of my intersectionality often hinder my career success and life in general... Read more »
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Lysandra Wilbert

“I feel like Goodwill is a good fit… I enjoy helping others and working with a great staff. I feel honored that Tom gave me the chance!”  – Lysandra Wilbert Twenty-one year old Lysandra Wilbert came to Goodwill like many people feeling some anxiety. But, her goal was to secure long term, full-time employment. Lysandra... Read more »
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Bullying

Have you ever been bullied? Unfortunately, bullying has been going on since the ice ages but now it has gotten to the point of getting out of control. Bullying has gotten so bad, that there’s no more just fist fighting to settle a dispute.  People are carrying and using weapons in order to protect themselves.... Read more »
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