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Moving Beyond the Mindset of a Survivor

Disclaimer: this post is based on an article written by Craig J. Phillips which appears on his blog, Second Chance to Live. Beyond Adversity employees, management, directors, advisers, consultants, and vendors are not in any way responsible for the content of Second Chance to Live or the beliefs/words of Phillips. Phillips begins his article with the premise survivors have a …Continue reading →

Refusing to Comply with ADA Law

In an announcement that shocked many people, the University of California, Berkeley, announced it may eliminate free online content rather than comply with a U.S. Justice Department order that it make the free content accessible to those with disabilities. The material in question involves courses provided by Berkeley through the edX platform for online courses and videos on YouTube and …Continue reading →

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Yes I Can

We have all heard the words. If you hear them often enough, you might believe them. Every language has a similar phrase. The words are used regardless of your age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, culture, skin color, hair color, weight, size, height, adversity, lack of adversity, and many other factors. The following video is for all of us who have …Continue reading →

It Could be a Cure for Some

By Claire Hughes | Times Union Making cotton candy was the 9-year-old’s volunteer job at the Saratoga Stroll for Epilepsy 2016, and it was one to which Matthew Rumenapp seemed naturally suited. Yet just four years ago, his parents wouldn’t let him near sugar or sweets. Matt, however, doesn’t remember the seizures he used to have, or the painstakingly measured, high-fat, …Continue reading →

Learning to Live Again

By Tim Carl | St. Helena Star Glancing into the rear-view mirror, Peggy O’Kelly saw a car behind her but thought little of it. The traffic ahead had stopped. O’Kelly noticed the traffic, slowed, and stopped when appropriate. However, the driver behind her didn’t. When the vehicle crashed into hers, it was traveling at 45 mph, totaling her car and …Continue reading →

Climbing Out of the Fog

By Hillary Oliver | Outdoor Research When Gaby James woke up in the hospital, she lay suspended in a fog of confusion. It wasn’t so much that she couldn’t remember what happened—she’d fallen while lead climbing and flipped upside down, smashing her head against the rock and sustaining about 30 skull fractures and a brain hemorrhage below where her helmet covered—it was …Continue reading →

**** About The Author ****

During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! Let me show you how to overcome your challenges.

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