Category Archives: Advocacy

My journey to the Toastmasters District 58 Table Topics Contest

I can’t believe I won third place at the Toastmasters District 58 Table Topics Contest! I wasn’t supposed to compete at this level, but, by a turn of events, I had the opportunity to represent my club and area in the competition in … Continue reading

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Accessibility at polling places on Election Day

We all know that we have the right to vote and to let our voices be heard on issues that are important. People with disabilities have the same rights as anyone else. Polling places must be accessible to everyone. Whether a … Continue reading

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Are you ready for the James Island Connector Run this Saturday?

We’re counting down the days for the 18th annual Charleston James Island Connector Run! It is this Saturday, October 22 in Charleston, SC. Proceeds from the race benefit the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation, which provides scholarships to students with disabilities. I … Continue reading

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Supporting the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation

We’re about 122 days –about four months — away from the 18th annual Charleston James Island Connector Run! The race will be Saturday, October 22 beginning at Canon Park in downtown Charleston, S.C. The race is the primary fundraiser for the … Continue reading

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Share your story on National Trauma Survivors Day, May 18

Wednesday, May 18 is National Trauma Survivors Day! This recognition provides an opportunity to educate trauma survivors and the community on recovery resources after a traumatic incident. Some disabilities resulting from trauma include spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, Post Traumatic Stress … Continue reading

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Advocacy Day at the Statehouse 2016

I spent the day in Columbia, SC at the Advocacy Day rally for people with the disabilities. The for main topics of discussion were related to healthcare, employment, housing and transportation. A few members from the South Carolina Legislature addressed … Continue reading

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