Mackenzie Roach and Makenzie Yovanovich have become the ultimate duo when it comes to showing the world their abilities despite their disabilities. The best friends have represented Akron Children’s Hospital in a multitude of ways, and most recently, represented the disability community as participants in the Miss Amazing pageant. The Miss Amazing pageant is dedicated […]
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kerwyn Jones treats many young athletes dealing with injury and pain. Then there’s 13-year-old Brenna David, a player like none other. Born with a disease that robs her legs of mobility, Brenna plays basketball and softball with gusto. She’s endured pain, disability and about 20 surgeries, but rarely complains. “She’s a motivational […]
On the surface, my 20-year-old son looks like a typical young adult, so most folks hear his loud voice and see his strange behavior and conclude that he is “weird.” There is no way for them to know that Matthew has a high functioning autism spectrum disorder ( ASD). His disability is invisible, and yet incredibly visible.