Stories That Inspire Us


Ability is Empowerment

We set out to meet the talented people at West Virginia’s Community Rehabilitation Programs who are gaining empowerment through employment.

SW Resources Says Yes to the Press

SW Resources in Parkersburg teamed up with engineering students from Ohio University to create a special press which all SW clients can use.

Tim’s Place

Tim Harris, owner of Tim’s Place, is the country’s only restaurant owner with Down Syndrome. The joy he gets from serving food carries over to his most famous export: hugs!

Tim’s Dance Party Happy

Tim Harris and the gang show off their dance moves at Tim’s Place in Albuquerque, NM to the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

Aaron Wheelz Fotheringham

“(Aaron) wants to change the world’s perception of people in wheelchairs, as well as helping everyone see his/her own challenges in a new way.” —

Opportunity creates Opportunity

Mitchell Marcus has always held a passion for basketball, and when given a chance, he was able to lift a community and shine along with others who gave him that chance.

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