I was born with congenitally deformed knees. I have been sidelined all my life from pursuing normal pleasures such has tennis, dancing, swimming, hiking, running, participation in group sports. I have had to be hyper vigilant contemplating any new terrain, since my knee(s) would dislocate at the least provocation. Needless to say, I have deep empathy for any of us who cope with limitations, moderate to severe. I do hope that by participating in this virtual march I am joining in the need to promote greater understanding and compassion for the disabled.
Bio: I am retired teacher who resides in Southern California. My BA is in Music Education; my MA is in School Counseling. I spent the first half of my career in private industry as a writer for corporate communications and an operations analyst; during the latter half of my career I taught 5th grade. I was especially engaged in the 5th grade curriculum and passionate about instilling the rights, responsibilities and obligations we assume as American citizens.