Category Archives: Personal Experience

IMAGE Center Success Stories: Meet Crystal and Stephanie

(Crystal Brockington left, Stephanie Klima right) BACKSTORY Stephanie is one of the dozens of individuals the IMAGE Center has helped transition from living in a nursing facility to living independently in the community. 8 years ago, Stephanie was placed in … Continue reading

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NCIL’d and Dimed

What do you do when you hate your disability and are suddenly surrounded by hundreds of other people with disabilities? That’s what I was trying to figure out while staring at my scooter’s steering wheel during the opening plenary of … Continue reading

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Some Days It Just Hurts

There’s no denying that some days it just hurts. No matter how I act, no matter what I do, the world simply won’t budge. I’m walking to the bus stop this morning and arrive just as the bus pulls up. … Continue reading

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The Reversal

I was leaving our building the other day at Hampton Plaza and encountered a woman in the elevator who decided that I needed help.  I’m blind, so, carry a white cane and often folks decide that this must mean, without … Continue reading

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