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Disabled Breathe New Life Into Old Baseballs
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, goodnews, marketing, basebell, elderly, disabled )

Naoko
- 81 days ago - mainichi.jp
A company here that actively employs the disabled is bringing new life to old worn-out baseballs, supplying refurbished balls back to high schools around the nation at a fraction of the price of new ones.
Lovebird Benny Beats All Odds: A Survival Story of the Disabled (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: benny, little bird, courageous, disabled, survivor lovebird )

Simone
- 135 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
We may think we are aware of discriminatory behaviors against humans born with disabilities, but do we ever consider how other animals might judge the disabled?
Paralyzed Dog Searches For Forever Home (Video)
Offbeat  (tags: rescued, dog, disabled, dog, looking for a forever home, video )

BarbCat
- 225 days ago - care2.com
Here's another remarkable case of an injured dog -- this one was hit by a car -- happily recovering with a little help and a lot of perseverance.
'Life Jacket' Helps Disabled Goldfish Swim Again - Video
Offbeat  (tags: goldfish, disabled, rescued, pet, humans, bizarre )

Giana
- 546 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Einstein developed swim bladder disease, which caused him to turn upside down and sink to the bottom of his tank.
Veteran Reunited With His Pit Bull Service Dog!
Offbeat  (tags: service dog, veteran, disabled, pit bull, reunited, good news, happy, interesting, news )

Lindsey
- 1029 days ago - today.msnbc.msn.com
A disabled former Chicago police officer has gotten his service dog back. A federal judge in Iowa ruled Wednesday in favor of an injunction to allow Snickers, a pit bull mix, to be reunited with owner James Sak immediately...
Grounds for a Beautiful Friendship
Offbeat  (tags: children, culture, custom, design, environment, ethics, interesting, society, disabled, integration, parks )

Ge
- 1085 days ago - jpost.com
Ecuador relies on Israeli expertise to plan 200 accessible, inclusive playgrounds based on Friendship Park in Ra'anana. Anybody can install a few playground swings adapted for children with physical disabilities. But that isn't Israel's vision of what
Great Handwriting Without Hands
Offbeat  (tags: kenya, handwriting, exam, education, without hands, disabled, handicapped, excellent, good results, KCPE, KCSE )

Naoko
- 1332 days ago - nation.co.ke
Ms Nyanaro, 18, wrote the exam despite her incomplete development of both hands and a leg. Her hands ends at the elbow while one of her legs ends at the knee. But you cannot beat her in hand writing.
Disturbing Attacks on Disabled Victims
Offbeat  (tags: video, sheriff, men, sexually, assaulting, disabled, women )

Sandra
- 1384 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
Graphic video footage obtained by the sheriff's department shows several men sexually assaulting at least 10 profoundly disabled women
Building a World Without Barriers, Borders
Offbeat  (tags: woman, determined, disabled, world without barrier, Japan, Australia, hate, relationships, cerebral palsy, paralyzed, prejudice, hidden, will to live, poety, rigid, International Association of Mouth and F, independent, Tsuchi no Kai )

Naoko
- 1485 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Take, for example, the time when she resolved to teach herself to read and write. Then the moment she decided to become a professional artist. not forgetting when, at the age of 18, she taught herself how to walk...
I Am a Graduate and Would Like to Be Independent
Offbeat  (tags: Kenya, independent, graduate, no job, orphan, misplased sympathies, disabled, pity, decline, struggle, university )

Naoko
- 1674 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
When people meet him, they show sympathy by offering him money, mostly hurling coins at him, which he declines to accept. The well-wishers, puzzled why he should turn down thier help in his condition, hardly stop to get to know him, least of all even ask
Heroes of Hope TV With Hugh Downs & PALS With Pawz
Offbeat  (tags: autism, palswithpawz, readingpawz, disabled, servicedog, therapydog, ptsd, developmental, disabilities, AlternativeMed, family, research, dogs, GoodNews, humans, rescued, children, education, family, society, children, animals, goodnews, interesting )

Christine
- 2101 days ago - palswithpawz.org
The Heroes of Hope Public TV Documentary is launching a new series in 2009 surrounding Developmental Disabilities, according to Dr. Matthew McMahon, producer. PALS with Pawz has been invited to participate...
Important Contest for All Animal Rescues
Offbeat  (tags: palswithpawz, readingpawz, disabled, veteran, autism, dogs, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, dogs, cats, humans, pets, rescued, society, culture, children, goodnews, interesting, off-beat, society )

Christine
- 2140 days ago - care2.com
PALS with Pawz along with other Rescues and shelters are vying for $10K. PALS with Pawz rescues dogs and trains them as Autism/Mobility/Therapy Service Dogs. Most of these shelters/rescues run on donations only, so PLEASE, take a minute to vote for one...
Legally Blind Man's Rise to NY Governor Inspiring to Disabled
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, goodnews, government, disabled )

Isabel
- 2414 days ago - examiner.com
When David Paterson takes the oath of office Monday to become the nation's first legally blind governor, among those watching with the greatest interest will be those who cannot see.
Disabled Girl's Parents Defend Growth-Stunting Treatment
Offbeat  (tags: hysterectomy, breat surgery, disabled, static encephalopathy, cerebral palsy )

Sc
- 2415 days ago - cnn.com
It's been a year since the parents of a severely disabled child made public their decision to submit their daughter to a hysterectomy, breast surgery and drugs to keep the girl forever small. Today, the couple tell CNN, they believe they made the right de
Surgeon Accused of Speeding a Death to Get Organs
Offbeat  (tags: disabled, surgeon, donor, organs, transplant )

Sc
- 2430 days ago - nytimes.com
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- On a winter night in 2006, a disabled and brain damaged man named Ruben Navarro was wheeled into an operating room at a hospital here. By most accounts, Mr. Navarro, 25, was near death, and doctors hoped that he might sustain ot
 

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