IDA Invited to be a Special Guest on HUFFPOST LIVE News
Parker, CO – December 12, 2012. Wayne Connell, Founder and President of the Invisible Disabilities Association was honored to be a Special Guest on HUFFPOST LIVE produced by THE HUFFINGTON POST.
Nancy Redd hosted this informative broadcast entitled, “Not Handicapped Enough.“
Joining Wayne was Hall of Fame Speaker, Humorist and Nurse, Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN. Karyn is also an IDA Advisory Board Member, author of the book series, “What’s So Funny About…” and founder of Journal of Nursing Jocularity. Karyn has spoken at several of IDA’s events and was the recipient of the 2009 IDA Healthcare Award. She is the past President of the Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor and teaches nurses, businesses and people living with illness and pain how to use humor as stress-relief and therapy.
Wayne’s wife, Sherri was also invited to share her insights and perspectives on living with invisible disabilities. Sherri lives with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic-Late Lyme Disease and Chemical Injury. Once a very active young woman, singing and dancing in musicals, achieving multiple college degrees and enjoying her career, Sherri has been unable to care for her own daily needs since 1991. Sherri and Wayne were married in 1994.
HUFFPOST LIVE producers were inspired to air this episode after reading an article from Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, “I May Be Disabled, But People Don’t Think I’m Blind Enough.” Elsa was also a Special Guest on the evening’s program.
Thank you goes out to HUFFPOST LIVE and THE HUFFINGTON POST for airing this valuable information and awareness! Click the play button to watch!
ABOUT THE INVISIBLE DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION
The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization that has been encouraging, educating and connecting people and organizations touched by invisible disabilities around the world since 1997. IDA provides awareness, articles, pamphlets, booklets, radio interviews, videos, seminars, events, resources, an online social network and much more.
Contact the IDA Team: Go to the Contact Page on the Invisible Disabilities Association website. Visit the Invisible Disabilities Association at: www.InvisibleDisabilities.org
Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor
“I May Be Disabled, But People Don’t Think I’m Blind Enough.“
Invisible Disabilities Association