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Some people are born with disabilities. Some people acquire disabilities. People from every country, every ethnicity, every age, every gender, every political party, every religion, and every socioeconomic status can have disabilities. Disabilities don't discriminate. In this blog we hear the stories of poeple with disabilities.

Latest Episodes

Chanel Abraham

This determined, animal lover has aspirations of being a veterinarian.

-1 s2018 JAN 5
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Chanel Abraham

Armando Garcia

After of years of working physically demanding jobs with a physical disability, Armando discovers a new avenue towards a career right for him.

2 MIN2017 OCT 27
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Armando Garcia

Jerri Schlachter

While visiting her daughter, Jerri Schlachter lifted a heavy suitcase resulting in an injury that led to the discovery of her condition of osteopenia. As her pain quickly escalated, she found herself in situations unable to move. This is the story of how Jerri rediscovered a passion for life again - though her work.

2 MIN2017 JUN 24
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Jerri Schlachter

Michael Kinoshita

Preparing for a hopeful spot on the Paralympics team, college student Michael Kinoshita tells DOR the path he has followed as a blind student-athlete.

3 MIN2017 APR 22
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Michael Kinoshita

Clay Hoffman

Clay Hoffman tells the Department of Rehabilitation about his dreams of becoming a groundskeeper for the State of California.

1 MIN2017 JAN 26
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Clay Hoffman

Cy Lugo

Cy Lugo recalls the morning after Monday Night Football, 14 years ago, when he woke up blind. Due to an autoimmune deficiency, Lugo became visually impaired but continues to push himself to become a better person, father and counselor to others.

3 MIN2016 OCT 28
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Cy Lugo

Sarah Theubet

Due to glaucoma, Sarah slowly began losing her eye sight. After two hard years of transition, Sarah realized her potential to make a difference in the world. Here she tells her story of the hardships faced and explains her plans to help others understand visual impairment.

3 MIN2016 SEP 17
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Sarah Theubet

Stacy Cervenka & Greg Dewall

Stacy and Greg's lives changed the instant he heard her voice at a convention for the National Federation of the Blind in Texas. Now married with their first child, they share a bond around their commitment to disability awareness, accessibility, and improving the quality of vocational rehabilitation in the state of California.

4 MIN2016 JUN 9
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Stacy Cervenka & Greg Dewall

Ivonne Lauscher

Ivonne was headed to work when her life changed in an instant. She acquired a significant Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that left her unable to continue working as a teacher. After being released from the hospital, she received TBI services through Dignity Health’s program. Now Ivonne is an advocate for individuals with TBI and is part of a poetry writing group.

2 MIN2016 MAY 26
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Ivonne Lauscher

Kelly Ray

Kelly had just moved to Monterey to be closer to family and raise her son when she found out the pain in her hands was De Quervain’s tendinosis; preventing her from continuing her career as a massage therapist. She decided to check out DOR to see how we could help her transition into a new career in a related field. With guidance from her counselor and tuition assistance from DOR she set her goal as a college degree in physical education, but was diagnosed with breast cancer. She put her case on hold during treatment and eventually came back ready to start courses. She was re-diagnosed her sophomore year but continued school, graduating in 2014. As she gains back her strength, she’s looking forward to the pursuing the next level.

1 MIN2016 APR 28
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Kelly Ray

Latest Episodes

Chanel Abraham

This determined, animal lover has aspirations of being a veterinarian.

-1 s2018 JAN 5
Comments
Chanel Abraham

Armando Garcia

After of years of working physically demanding jobs with a physical disability, Armando discovers a new avenue towards a career right for him.

2 MIN2017 OCT 27
Comments
Armando Garcia

Jerri Schlachter

While visiting her daughter, Jerri Schlachter lifted a heavy suitcase resulting in an injury that led to the discovery of her condition of osteopenia. As her pain quickly escalated, she found herself in situations unable to move. This is the story of how Jerri rediscovered a passion for life again - though her work.

2 MIN2017 JUN 24
Comments
Jerri Schlachter

Michael Kinoshita

Preparing for a hopeful spot on the Paralympics team, college student Michael Kinoshita tells DOR the path he has followed as a blind student-athlete.

3 MIN2017 APR 22
Comments
Michael Kinoshita

Clay Hoffman

Clay Hoffman tells the Department of Rehabilitation about his dreams of becoming a groundskeeper for the State of California.

1 MIN2017 JAN 26
Comments
Clay Hoffman

Cy Lugo

Cy Lugo recalls the morning after Monday Night Football, 14 years ago, when he woke up blind. Due to an autoimmune deficiency, Lugo became visually impaired but continues to push himself to become a better person, father and counselor to others.

3 MIN2016 OCT 28
Comments
Cy Lugo

Sarah Theubet

Due to glaucoma, Sarah slowly began losing her eye sight. After two hard years of transition, Sarah realized her potential to make a difference in the world. Here she tells her story of the hardships faced and explains her plans to help others understand visual impairment.

3 MIN2016 SEP 17
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Sarah Theubet

Stacy Cervenka & Greg Dewall

Stacy and Greg's lives changed the instant he heard her voice at a convention for the National Federation of the Blind in Texas. Now married with their first child, they share a bond around their commitment to disability awareness, accessibility, and improving the quality of vocational rehabilitation in the state of California.

4 MIN2016 JUN 9
Comments
Stacy Cervenka & Greg Dewall

Ivonne Lauscher

Ivonne was headed to work when her life changed in an instant. She acquired a significant Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that left her unable to continue working as a teacher. After being released from the hospital, she received TBI services through Dignity Health’s program. Now Ivonne is an advocate for individuals with TBI and is part of a poetry writing group.

2 MIN2016 MAY 26
Comments
Ivonne Lauscher

Kelly Ray

Kelly had just moved to Monterey to be closer to family and raise her son when she found out the pain in her hands was De Quervain’s tendinosis; preventing her from continuing her career as a massage therapist. She decided to check out DOR to see how we could help her transition into a new career in a related field. With guidance from her counselor and tuition assistance from DOR she set her goal as a college degree in physical education, but was diagnosed with breast cancer. She put her case on hold during treatment and eventually came back ready to start courses. She was re-diagnosed her sophomore year but continued school, graduating in 2014. As she gains back her strength, she’s looking forward to the pursuing the next level.

1 MIN2016 APR 28
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Kelly Ray