Tag: people with disabilities

Born Deaf, Going Blind, Choosing to Die

Marc and Eddy Verbessem were born deaf.  When the two brothers learned they were going blind, they chose to end their life at the age of 45.  A doctor assisted them.  The story can be found in more detail here: Marc and Eddy Verbessem, Deaf Belgian Twins, Euthanized After Starting to Turn Blind Deaf Belgium... Read more »

Are You A Badass? Johnny B. Truant is Looking For You

I can’t remember how I initially stumbled across The Badass Project, but I remember whittling away an entire morning while immersed in the site.  It’s not just because I have a disability myself–that’s not what glued me to the site–but the stories of the folks on there who are, well… badass.   The Badass Project offers... Read more »

Meeting Chad Hymas

I was doing a search on Twitter for people with disabilities when the name, @chadlhymas came up.  At the age of 27, Chad Hymas’ life took an unexpected path when a bale of hay fell on him and broke his neck.  A year and half later, Chad broke a world record by wheeling from Utah to Las... Read more »