Muscular Dystrophy Association
1020 W. 31st St., #310
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Jerry Lewis serves as MDA?s national chairman and has been the Association?s number one volunteer for more than 50 years.
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?One way is to exclude and stigmatize them. The other is to set them apart by putting them on a pedestal and establishing them as paragons of virtue, tenacity and courage. Both of these approaches end up distancing people with disabilities from others.?
It?s Chris Rosa?s mission to be a bridge between those groups.
As a 37-year-old man with Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), a full-time wheelchair user and a director for student affairs for the City University of New York?s 9,000 students with disabilities, Rosa, of Flushing, N.Y., strives every day to show that people with disabilities are just people.
He accomplishes this through a variety of means, both professional and personal. He works with kids, sometimes coaching, sometimes mentoring. He facilitates accessible education for students with disabilities.
He goes crazy for the Mets and rocker Bruce Springsteen. He serves on high-level governmental committees regarding disability issues. He goes to Jersey Shore rock ?n? roll clubs.
He is himself.
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