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Court Adds Insult to Brain Injury

Disclaimer: The words in the following post are the words of Frank Lane and do not necessarily express the views of any Beyond Adversity board member, employee, intern, donor, supporter, consultant, or adviser.  By Frank Lane “I don’t see disability, I see you walking and talking,” said the judge denying disability rights for me and all those who suffer from brain …Continue reading →

Our Best Interest at Heart

By Chris Greco, MS, PMP, PMI-ACP, CISSP,  In December 1989, I was an Air Force officer stationed at San Vito Dei Normanni Air Station in Brindisi, Italy. While I was on a daily run, I felt a burning pain like heartburn which transmitted to my right arm and hand.  I was only a few days from being considered for deployment to Saudi Arabia …Continue reading →

Family History of Ataxia

You may think of him as television personality Bill Nye the Science Guy, but he is much more than your typical scientist. He is an educator, environmentalist, nutritionist, author, and a person whose family has a history of ataxia. CBS Video Credits Thanks to Bill Nye for sharing his story; CBS News for turning the interview with Bill Nye into a …Continue reading →

It Can Happen to Children Too

By Tommy Mumert | River Valley & Ozark Jami Allen of Russellville poses with her 4-year-old daughter, Adora, who had a stroke shortly after she was born. Allen had no idea that babies could have strokes, and she found information through the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, known as CHASA. Allen has become passionate about pediatric stroke education. She organized …Continue reading →

Top Reasons Students Seek Counseling

A new survey from the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors finds that for the sixth consecutive year, anxiety tops the list of conditions reported by students seeking care at campus counseling centers. The most common conditions reported by students seeking help in the 2014-2015 academic year were: Anxiety (47.3%); Depression (40.1%); Relationship issues (32.5%); Taking psychotropic medication (26.1%); Suicidal thoughts/behaviors (20.2%); …Continue reading →

3 Million Teens Have It

By Mia De Graff | Dailymail A government study reveals that depression strikes 3 million U.S. teens per  year. That report indicates 1 in 9 adolescents ‘suffer severe depressive bouts affecting sleep, energy, and self-esteem’ each year. The number of 12- to 17-year-olds being treated for depressive episodes in America has steadily climbed in recent years. As of 2014, one in nine adolescents …Continue reading →

Disability Advocate Drowns in Wheelchair

By Matt Hamilton | Los Angeles Times Laurie Hoirup, a disability rights advocate, died when she fell into the Sacramento River and drowned as her husband and family frantically tried to pull her from the deep, dark, murky water. Hoirup had joined her husband and family for a boat ride on the river, a popular spot to enjoy the 4th of July fireworks. …Continue reading →

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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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