Carry: Sandy Penrod’s Story

Carry: Sandy Penrod’s Story

Written by Jennifer Stanley WALK I learned to walk when I was two. Until then, I was carried or scooted myself where I needed to go.  My new iron leg braces went from the bottom of my feet to my hips and wouldn’t bend at all. I practiced every day on the front lawn with […]

The Gift: Josh Scamihorn’s Story

The Gift: Josh Scamihorn’s Story

Written by Ted Baker When I was born thirty-seven years ago, the hospital told my mother, “You don’t have to take him home if you don’t want him.” She ignored the suggestion, just as she dismissed the sympathy cards from “well wishers” that she received upon the news of my birth. For the record, I’m […]

Bobby Tells the Story of His Smile: Bobby Taylor’s Story

Bobby Tells the Story of His Smile: Bobby Taylor’s Story

Written by Michael Brockley My Hillcroft workshop coaches brag about my smile. Say I’m famous for baseball caps and bling. Today, I’m wearing a silver chain with a “B” at the bottom. Another with an “A” for my girlfriend’s name. Everywhere I go, I shake a buddy’s hand. I shoot hoops for Special Olympics. Swim […]

Who is Rocky Balboa?: Robert “Robbie” Gerard’s Story

Who is Rocky Balboa?: Robert “Robbie” Gerard’s Story

Written by Aimee Robertson-Fant  The morning sun streams in through the Walgreens window over the bright, white snow and blue sky. It looks sunny and warm outside, like when I went to Florida, but I’m no fool. I know better. Like clockwork, it’s Monday and I’m ready to begin my shift at Walgreens. I get right to […]

I am Ray Curtis: Written by Tom Steiner

I am Ray Curtis: Written by Tom Steiner

  I am Ray Curtis. I am the friendliest guy you will ever meet. Not an enemy in the world. I can honestly say that I have never met a stranger and you will be my friend in no time. The Colts lost to the Giants and their next game is against the Saints. The […]

Favorite Things: Albert Curtis’s Story

Favorite Things: Albert Curtis’s Story

Written by Kristine Steiner I have a few favorite things, but I really like working and cowboy movies. My most favorite job was working at the Country Buffet Restaurant. I was able to help prep food, wash dishes, and clean the front of the house. I worked there for about six years, with my friend […]

When I Get My Balance Back: Phil Zearbaugh’s Story

When I Get My Balance Back: Phil Zearbaugh’s Story

Written by Leah Chandler He used to hit me when I’d misbehave or have a seizure, right upside the head. When I was a teenager I told him that if he hit me again, I’d hit him right back so he’d know how it feels. My brother got between us and said to dad, “You […]