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One-Armed Softball Phenom: Part 2Recently, you may have read the first of two columns featuring 17-year-old Katelyn Pavey, a one-armed, fastpitch softball phenom from Lanesville, Indiana.

One-Armed Softball Star ShinesI feature Katelyn Pavey of Lanesville, Indiana, this week and next. She and her improbable, feel-good story are well worth the read-and her can-do attitude over the telephone was infectious.

Cincy Sports Columnist Becomes AdvocateAs his bio states, Cincinnati Enquirer sports columnist Paul Daugherty has covered five Summer Olympic Games and "nearly every major American sporting event."

Nurse Practitioner Advises on StrokeAccording to the National Institutes of Health, about 800,000 Americans each year experience a stroke, and those strokes "cause more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease."

Eye Doctor Opening People's EyesHis disability forced a major career change, one that has benefited thousands. Dr. John Shepherd since 2008 has been director of the

OH Biz Executive Fights DementiaIt was a rough transition for Paulan Gordon of Cincinnati, Ohio.

How Counseling Nourishes Your Life & Your GoalsHow often do you get fifty minutes to truly focus on yourself in a productive way?

How Swim lessons Can Help Children and Adults with Special Needs EmotionallyTaking swim lessons can benefit an individual in multiple ways. Not only are they learning a life-saving skill through

Parent Has Twin Daughters With CPJon Ebersole of Oak Park, Illinois, believes his 24-year-old twin daughters' shared disability, cerebral palsy, created at times a challenging experience

Creating More Inclusive Zoos and MuseumsNot long last week after featuring a 35-year-old man named "Tony" (a pseudonym), who became legally blind at birth due to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP),

Physical Benefits of Swim Lessons for Individuals with Special NeedsAccording to the National Autism Association, drowning is among the leading causes of death for adults and children with autism.

Blindness EtiquetteIf you are meeting a person who is blind or visually impaired for the first time, do you offer your hand for him to shake?

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