Along with soccer, bananas and “Zoom,” two New York kids grow up learning disability culture and service
Recently, I’ve come to realize the impact our children have on us. My daughters, soon to be 5 and 2 years old, have enriched my life in immeasurable ways. Sofia, our younger child, is a happy, inquisitive toddler who loves silly hats, bananas and Elmo. Isabella teaches me something every day.
"Don’t worry, Chris. Someday you’ll meet someone who’ll look past the wheelchair and see the real you."
These words of consolation were uttered by one of my best friends, in the middle of a sleepless night during my sophomore year in college, in the wake of my being turned down for a date by the current "girl of my dreams." These words were ones of kindness, of compassion, of encouragement,...