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Breaking News: Turning Disability into Opportunity

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Turning Disability into Opportunity

Life is momentarily turned upside down for families who have a member born with a disability. But these families quickly realize that many blessings come with the unexpected.

That’s what we’ll find in part one of a new special two-part episode of Facing Life Head-On entitled “Turning Disability into Opportunity.” We’ll get the chance to meet three individuals who are overcoming mental and physical disabilities. Along the way, we’ll also see some surprises that these special individuals encounter in their lives.

The week’s guests include:

Chip and Donna Hammond are the parents of 9-year-old Becca who has been battling seizure disorders since she was 8 months old. After much testing, the doctors diagnosed her with cortical dysplasia, which means the entire right side of her brain doesn’t work. But Becca’s physical and mental disabilities haven’t kept her from bringing joy and love to her family.

John Seybold wasn’t diagnosed with muscular dystrophy until he was 55 years old—his muscles have been slowly degenerating most of his life. But John pushes himself to remain active and productive. After retiring, he took up painting as a creative and cathartic outlet.

Aaron Welty was born 10 weeks premature and diagnosed with cerebral palsy. But he didn’t allow his physical limitations keep him from his dream of working on Capitol Hill. Aaron is a legislative assistant to Representative Thaddeus McCotter. To help Aaron get around the city, his dad built a unique form of transportation that draws attention wherever it goes.

Home City Ice

Part one of this two-part series will be airing beginning July 31 and may also be viewed on our official Facing Life Head On website. Funding for these special episodes of Facing Life Head-On has been provided by a generous grant on behalf of Home City Ice. Without their support this series would not have been possible. I encourage you to contact them for your home, special event, and commercial ice needs—“It’s Healthier Than Homemade!”

Bradley Mattes
Executive Director
Life Issues Institute


Life Issues Institute is dedicated to changing hearts and minds of millions of people through education. Organizations and individuals around the world depend upon Life Issues Institute to provide the latest information and effective tools to protect innocent human life from womb to tomb.

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