HOBART | Taking time off from the job to spread some holiday cheer to local residents with special needs, members of Ironworkers Local Union #395 delivered presents to students at The Center for Possibilities in Hobart, IN.
Ryan Glick, who is disabled, stands with his new bike at Freeport Bicycle Company in Freeport, Ill. Glick's bike, his main mode of transportation with nearly 15,000 miles recorded on its odometer, was stolen recently and friends from California bought him the new bike after learning of his plight.
FREEPORT, Ill. | Before Ryan Glick, 27, turned the age of 1 year old, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Doctors told his parents he may never walk, and certainly never ride a bicycle. Glick proved them all wrong.
HAMMOND | Levee Cunningham knows what it's like to have people doubt him, but the 46-year-old Hammond man also is accustomed to proving people wrong.
People who attended an art opening for Levee Cunningham on Thursday at the Hammond Public Library had the chance to add their own messages to his work.
Levee Cunningham, of Hammond, and his caregiver James Stokes read messages written on a piece of his artwork during an opening Thursday at the Hammond Public Library. Cunningham has minimal use of his arms and legs because of a childhood accident.
Renee Ramon-Doughman, of AccessAbilities Inc., adds a note to a piece by artist Levee Cunningham on Thursday during an opening at the Hammond library. AccessAbilities, an agency that helps people with disabilities, hosted the surprise gallery opening.
Clinical occupational therapist David Blaski has created the Aquatic Stabilizer Apparatus to help cerebral palsy patients swim better.
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