Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Many who fought in Vietnam were the offspring of the soldiers who fought in previous wars and enjoyed the whole-hearted backing of the American public. Three Vietnam vets contrast their experiences with that of their fathers.
The thing about disability is, you get angry because you feel isolated. It’s interesting to constantly be with people who are trying to be “nice,” while processing your own anger and frustration. Because for them it’s just one interaction, but for you, it’s 30 years of interactions.
George Shardlow: A person with a disability is an expert on their own individual disability.
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George Shardlow: My name is George Shardlow. I just make sure that Minnesotans with disabilities have a voice in lawmaking and some of the policy-making that state agencies do.
I was born with mild cerebral palsy. The thing about disability is, you get angry because you feel isolated in these moments. It's interesting to constantly be with people who are trying to be “nice,” and kind of navigate how to process your own anger and your own frustration. Because for them it's just one interaction, but for you, it's 30 years of interactions, and so it's hard to be patient sometimes.
Host: Keep Moving Forward is supported by The Minnesota Council on Disability, The Minnesota Humanities Center and the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, online at Ampers.org.