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Living With a Disability - No Big Deal!
47 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
S3 Ep9: Special Olympics North Dakota Part 2
Special Olympics works to spread compassion and acceptance in a way that can unite the world. The goal is to awaken everyone to each person's common humanity. Special Olympics offers a wide range of training sessions, competitions, health screenings and fundraising events. They also create opportunities for families, community members, local leaders, businesses, law enforcement, celebrities, dignitaries and others to band together to change attitudes and support athletes. Special Olympics North Dakota receives no federal funding. In this episode, Victor Meza III, Developemnt Director of SOND is back to share how they put the FUN in fundraising.
49 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
S3 Ep8: Special Olympics North Dakota Part 1
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is tackling the inactivity, stigma, isolation, and injustice that people with intellectual disabilities (ID) face. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been spreading the message: people with intellectual disabilities can-and will-succeed when given the opportunity.Guests today from Special Olympics North Dakota are Nancy Hanson, President/CEO and Victor Meza III, Developement Director to talk about the organization postiive impacts on the community of participants.
77 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
S3 Ep7: Discussing Winter Paralympics
The 2022 Winter Paralympics just wrapped up! On today's episode Brad Gabrielson and Greg Moll discuss some highlights of the 2022 Winter Paralympics in China.
55 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
S3 Ep1: Sensory Friendly
Sensory-Friendly, the story of one couple's wedding where each was living with a neurodivergent condition. She has autism, and the bridegroom is autistic and has ADHD. This is the story of their wedding and the things they put in place to assure a stress-free day they could enjoy and cherish. Sensory-friendly is a term that describes an environment free from triggers that may adversely affect someone who may be dealing with a condition where it can be triggered by any number of things.
53 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
S2 Ep26: Season Two Recap
Season 2 Episode 26: And that's a wrap! Thank you for following along in season 2 of our show. Today Brad and Greg talk through highlights of each episode this year. Stay tuned for more fun as we prepare for season three in 2022!
56 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
S2 Ep25: 4 Paws for Ability
Season 2 Episode 25: 4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to place quality service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing, and educate the public regarding use of service dogs in public places. Enriching the lives of people with disabilities by placing life changing service dogs worldwide. 4 Paws envisions a world where people with disabilities can realize their full potential one service dog at a time. This podcast will cover the types of clients they serve, including providing service animals to children; something that was not provided when the founder found out by being rejected over and over again. One of her goals was to make the animals available for children too; with a team concept: parent, child, service dog.
85 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
S2 Ep24: Holidays and Disability
Season 2 Episode 24: The holiday season is often filled by joyous gatherings with family and friends. However there also may be additional challenges for people with disabilities. Today Brad, Greg, and Jennifer discuss these topics ranging from access, to traveling, to and what the holidays can bring for those who may face challenges. This special double feature includes discussion about physical, mental, emotional and other types of conditions for the differently-abled community.
26 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
S2 Ep23: Pride of Dakota 3 MoMma Beach
Season 2 Episode 23: Pride of Dakota series 3 of 3. MoMma (Mom of Marine) Beach has an interesting story of how one woman after years of beseeching from family and friends decided to go into business selling her product. Among them, spaghetti sauce, salsa, and the popular bloody mary mix. All produced from tomatoes and other ingredients grown and harvested by her. Enjoy her story.
46 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
S2 Ep22: Pride of Dakota 2 Thunderbird Ranch and Open Door Center
Season 2 Episode 22: Today for part 2 of 3 in our Pride of Dakota series we interview Mary Simonson from the Open Door Center in Valley City. This non-profit has an exciting story and provides assistance for many situations. We will also learn about the Eagle's Nest Bookstore and Thunderbird Ranch, which focuses on Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitation and a transition center to help people integrate back into society. They use a social mode rather than a medical model for the venture. They also have a popcorn brand, and offer soups for quick dinners, cake mixes and other items that help to fund the projects.
33 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
S2 Ep21: Pride of Dakota 1
Season 2 Episode 21: Part 1 of 3. Since 1985, Pride of Dakota has promoted and enhanced the marketing of North Dakota businesses, products and services. Roll-A-Ramp is a family-owned company with headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota. Learn more about the organization as Greg, Brad and guest Kara record from the Jamestown showcase.
34 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
S2 Ep20: Paralympic Games Part 2
Season 2 Episode 20: Today's podcast dives into some of the stories of inspiration from the athletes who participated in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games in August 2021. Listen as stories of courage, willpower and the desire to overcome adversity to make to one of the largest stages in sports.
43 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
S2 Ep19: Paralympic Games Part 1
Season 2 Episode 19: A look at the recently completed Paralympic Games held in Tokyo. A peek at the results and the athletes competing. Part 2 will dig deeper into the athletes and the obstacles they overcame to find success.
57 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
S2 Ep18: ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease
Season 2 Episode 18: ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a rare neurological disease of the brain and spinal cord that primarily affects the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement (those muscles we choose to move). Voluntary muscles produce movements like chewing, walking, and talking. The disease is progressive, meaning the symptoms get worse over time. Currently, there is no cure for ALS and no effective treatment to halt or reverse the progression of the disease. Listen as Brad Gabrielson describes what it was like to have a mother who contracted the disease, and how it takes its toll on the body.
40 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
S2 Ep17: Multiple Sclerosis
Season 2 Episode 17: Multiple Sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves, resulting in the loss of the ability to walk independently, or at all, loss of muscle use and numbness and tingling of extremities.
46 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
S2 Ep16: Unchartered Territory of Disabilities - Jennifer Kapel Story Part 2
Season 2 Episode 16: Part 2 of 2 - In Part 1 of "Uncharted Territory of Disabilities" we heard the story of Jennifer and the many conditions she deals with, including the inability to break down fat, protein, primary immune-deficiency syndrome, among others. In today’s episode we continue our interview with Jennifer as she reveals the challenges faced on a daily basis, while doing so in a very upbeat and positive way. Her ambition and drive are an inspiration and we are happy to welcome her back to the podcast.
36 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
S2 Ep15: Unchartered Territory of Disabilities - Jennifer Kapel Story Part 1
Season 2 Episode 15:Part 1 of 2 - Jennifer’s story is one that is truly unique, in the true sense of the word. She deals with multiple issues that make her life on a day to day basis very challenging. Along with an immune deficiency, her body also has the inability to break down fat as well as protein, making her diet a very challenging affair. She has been told by the medical community, including the Mayo Clinic, that to have the combination of things going on has never been seen to their knowledge. Jennifer was born with some of these conditions, but did not find out until she was a little older, due to the advancement in how they check newborns when they are born. She is an inspiration, and shares her story in a very upbeat way.
47 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
S2 Ep14: Terms Special Needs versus Disabled
Season 2 Episode 14: The CDC estimates that 61 million American adults have some kind of disability. That’s 24%, or 1 in 4 who have some kind of significant physical, cognitive, or mental impairment. Today Brad Gabrielson (a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy) and Greg Moll (also a wheelchair and paraplegic) discuss a recent article from Forbes magazine titled "We Need To Rethink The Penalties And Rewards Of Identifying As 'Disabled'”
45 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
S2 Ep13: Fire At GiGi's Playhouse
Season 2 Episode 13: Gigi's Playhouse is a Down Syndrome achievement center with locations throughout the United States. Last month the Fargo Playhouse suffered tragic loss when a fire burned thorugh the strip mall where they are housed and destroyed all contents inside. Executive Director Heather Lorenzen returns (first interview Episode 8) to discuss the incident and the future for the Playhouse.
53 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
S2 Ep12: PANMO
Season 2 Episode 12: Polly Ann Neumiller Memorial Organization (PANMO) has a mission to make indoors and outdoors more accesible to people with disabilities. This 501c3 non-profit organization was founded by host Brad Gabrielson in honor of Polly, his late life partner and mother to his children. In today's episode he talks about the goals of the organization, fundraising, and how people can help.
50 minutes | May 24, 2021
S2 Ep11: Identifying as Disabled
Season 2 Episode 11: What does it mean to be "disabled"? According to the CDC, about 61 million Americans are estimated to have some form of a disability. However, disabilities can be very different, nor are they always visible. Host Brad Gabrielson has spastic cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, he is joined by Greg Moll, a friend and fellow chair-user who became paraplegic after an accident. Today they discuss a recent article from Forbes magazine on identifying as disabled.
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