Former Ms. Wheelchair Maryland will expand opportunities for people with disabilities
Right out of high school, Denise Thomas began volunteering to help people with disabilities find employment. Now, nearly two decades later, she’s more involved with helping than ever, and she’s become a familiar face to Washington-area residents and a force for good in the nation's capital.
MDA’s Advocacy program is active in many areas
Palliative care for kids, transition services for young adults, and genetic discrimination are just some of the projects being worked on by MDA’s Advocacy program, under the energetic direction of MDA Vice President Annie Kennedy.
Following are some highlights of these projects.
Palliative care in pediatrics
Find resources for standers and standing aids, as well as help with income tax preparation.
Ms. Wheelchair Michigan spreads message of self-advocacy and inclusion
2009 ushers in role changes for MDA's Dynamic Duo
Upon first seeing Billy Gilman and Luke Christie together, it’s impossible not to notice their special brand of camaraderie.
They ham it up, casting one-liners off each others’ remarks, their rapport and comedic timing guaranteed to get a laugh. Through their work for MDA, they’ve formed a bond of friendship, and more. In so many ways, they both enthuse, they’re like brothers.
Looking through the chaff to find the wheat
Recipient of MDA’s top award shares strategies for personal success
Tom and Tina Bush have learned how to manage disability together. “If I dress well, look well, it’s a result of Tina’s help,” Tom says. “She has been my support, and she’s also my quality of life.”