This September marked my 39th year of living with a disability. My 39th year since I was injured in a car accident at age 19.
When I was discharged from rehab in 1980, I found myself sleeping in a hospital bed in my parents’ living room. My future seemed rather bleak. Eventually, they added a spare room to the house with an accessible bathroom and a wheelchair lift. That lift is now nearly 40 years old and still lives in New York.
As we step into the new year, President and CEO Phil Pangrazio looks towards an issue that is on the horizon: Tax reform. As we move forward we must continue to stay vigilant and fight for our rights.