volunteering

Life is hard but full of love at this small center run by the families of Nepalese boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

posted on June 23, 2011 - 3:29pm
“I have a degree in biochemistry, and no experience in physiotherapy.” I kept reminding myself of this fact as Suse, a volunteer from Germany, and I first walked into the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Centre for Boys in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Meet "Ben the Book Saver" and a man who was "Born to Invent"

posted on July 1, 2009 - 2:31pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
Ben the Book Saver
posted on September 1, 2005 - 4:10pm
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 5
When it comes to Halloween, few outfits can beat a wheelchair costume for pure wow! An endless variety of clever wheelchair costumes started life as a box and some coat hangers. Other materials include foam core, sheets, wrapping paper, clear packaging tape, spray paint and creative parents. Most wheelchair costumes can be made for under $10. Remember some basic safety tips, such as making sure...
posted on January 1, 2005 - 4:48pm
On a bleak fall day in 2002, I received a diagnosis of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), with its prognosis of total paralysis and probable death in three to five years.

Job hunting for the college graduate with a disability

posted on May 1, 2004 - 4:06pm
You've just rolled across the stage, with your college diploma in hand. A huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders, but before you get too comfortable, you need to face the reality of finding a job and the added stress of finding one when you have a disability. Don't make the mistake of thinking that a college education guarantees you a job in your desired field. But, though the search may...