IDA Founder, Wayne Connell continues to be a very popular Guest Blogger on Disability.blog by Disability.gov.
This article, But You LOOK Good! – Learning the Language of Invisible Disabilities, was Co-Authored by Antarctic Mike Pierce. Mike is a speaker, athlete, world record holder and caregiver. He shared his very touching story about his wife, Angela’s disability due to a climbing accident, along with their challenges and triumphs in their lives together. Be amazed and inspired by their incredible story of perseverance and love.
Article Excerpt: Have you ever shared details about your chronic illness and pain and the difficulties you experience daily, and had a person say in response, “Well, but you LOOK good?” Many people have experienced this situation and heard similar phrases that seem harmless, unless you are the one who would give up “looking good” any day to have moments of feeling good. … Read the entire blog here at Disability.gov
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Don’t miss Antarctic Mike and Angela at the 2012 IDA Honor Awards Banquet on October 14th! They will be sharing their story and key things they have learned – For him as a caregiver, for her as a survivor and for them as a couple. Come join us! Be inspired! Be encouraged!
2012 IDA Honor Awards Banquet with Keynote Speakers, Antarctic Mike and Angela Pierce
Angela Pierce’s Website – Falling Off the Mountain
IDA’s But You LOOK Good on Disability.gov
IDA’s Invisible No More on Disability.gov
IDA’s It’s All in Your Head on Disability.gov