Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

Motivational Speaker

Positive Role Models Needed for Youth with Disabilities

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 3:02 pm on Thursday, February 1, 2007


Chicago, Winter at
the Water Tower

© Thomas Kincaide, 2001

My virtual book tour “40 Blogs in 40 (Business) Days” today finds me in Chicago, chatting with 21-year-old David, who also has cerebral palsy. David has taken a year off college to pursue his interview project in which he is “recording the stories of people living with disabilities. Personal, real stories – be they humorous, sad, angry, fun, or … whatever!”

My chat with David was particularly meaningful for me as I shared my experiences living with cerebral palsy with young people who are now facing similar situations as I did (and still do). Mentors and positive role models are so needed for youth with disabilities; there were very few when I was growing up. And that is my main reason for writing my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself – to share my experiences and lessons learned in hopes of helping, motivating and inspiring others.

Reading David’s blog, I know he is a determined young man with enormous potential. He will continue to accomplish much. I wish him every success in his future!

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Comment by David

February 1, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

Thanks so much Glenda. I greatly enjoyed the interview. Thanks also for your wonderful advice.
Wishing you all the best,
David

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