Jean

 

I’m a polio survivor who has lived in Kona since 1989. I know the difference between accessible and just a “helping hand”.

My background as a college instructor in Communications and as a missionary has allowed me to travel to 32 countries. I’m familiar with the challenges of traveling alone internationally, as well as arranging my own transportation, housing, touring, entertainment and other events: “how many stairs?”, “I need a seat on the aisle”, “is there an elevator?”

I often missed out on doing things I felt I could not do – no one encouraged me to ask questions or negotiate alternatives. In 2007 I was crew on a British Tall Ship outfitted for disabled voyagers. We sailed from London across the North Sea to the Netherlands on a 3-masted, 18 square sailed ship. I returned home convinced that adventures were open to me that I had considered closed.This blog is my gift to you gleaned from my long-time experience as a mobility-limited person.

…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan Lewis
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 17:28:51

    Really enjoyed perusing this. Lots of good information. Liked “We are Interesting People”. Thanks, as a sister of a disabled vet, this is invaluable.

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  2. Gubser Christiane
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 08:29:31

    so glad to find a place with All this info for disabled people!

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  3. Philippa
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 17:25:29

    Love your website Jean – lots of information, easy to navigate and beautiful! You are an inspiration.

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  4. Sandi Tompkins
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 17:27:58

    Wow! Wonderful writing Jean! So many articles and details to inspire and encourage others on the path to wholeness. The website is terrific. . .and you have found a niche for your ideas and articles that is invaluable! You can be proud!

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  5. Dana Moody
    May 01, 2012 @ 09:30:09

    Wonderful site, full of helpful information! Jean, you are doing a wonderful service for the island of Hawaii and physically challenged people. Keep up the good work!

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