The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) today released the new LIVE performance by Mandy Harvey and Pete Ohlin, “Together.” This special song brings hope to people living with invisible disabilities. The song was created to bring awareness and encouragement to millions who live with illness, pain and injury around the world.
Two Come “Together” and Their Song Brings Hope
One-fifth of Americans live with disabilities. Most of us are quick to recognize these individuals and be helpful when we can. This is pretty easy when the disability is something we can see. But did you know that about 75% of disabled Americans live with disabilities we cannot see? These are called invisible disabilities and they bring a host of challenges to those who deal with them every day. Mandy Harvey and Pete Ohlin write, compose and perform this single “Together” from their experiences as two people dealing with invisible disabilities and the hidden challenges each day.
The term invisible disabilities refers to symptoms such as debilitating pain, fatigue, dizziness, cognitive dysfunctions, brain injuries, learning differences and mental health disorders, as well as hearing and vision impairments. These are not always obvious but can limit daily activities ranging from mild challenges to severe limitations and varying from person to person. [Read more…]