Christy Herzing

Raising the Bar and Carving a Path


I can still vividly recall a day many years ago when I was all of 7 or 8 years old.  I had just arrived home from school, tossed my backpack on the kitchen table and announced that I didn’t have to do as many math problems for homework as the other kids in my class. Read more

Blindfolds On? Let’s Play (Beep)ball


Have you ever heard someone say, “This is so easy, I could do it with my eyes closed?” Now imagine a team of blindfolded Major League Baseball players strolling out onto the diamond to do just that. Read more

Senija Bajric

I Am Committed to Paraquad


I immigrated to the United States from Bosnia, a country where you wouldn’t see a person with disability working or out in public. However, I quickly learned that people with disabilities are just like you and me. Read more

Missouri American Water MR 340

Training for the Missouri River 340 Race


Dave Haessig, a transition specialist at Paraquad, and his teammates, Jan Cook and Joan Twillman, are participating in the Missouri American Water MR 340, a four-day, 340-mile trek across the state from Kansas City to St. Charles. Read more

Anna Corbitt

How to Be an Ally of the Disability Community


When I look back on my experiences as a person with a disability, I quickly become thankful for those who took the time to be my ally. Oftentimes my allies have been the ones who keep me going; they’re the ones who remind me to keep fighting the good fight when I am exhausted. Read more