by George Russo
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 I had the honor of giving a patient perspective presentation to 250 second-year medical-students at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). This was a request from my doctor at PCOM (Dr. Michael Becker). He thought it would be a great opportunity for the med-student to learn how to interact and communicate with a patient who has a disability. Such as, in my case, cerebral palsy.
They asked many great questions? One question was: How do you cope with having a disability? Another question was: What did the Americans with Disabilities Act mean to you?
This was one of the most rewarding two hours I have had in my life. I’m looking forward to going back again next year.
You are an amazing spokesman for people with disabilities and for Easterseals! Thank you for your work.