October 2022

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How Samson Accessed Life-Saving Surgery, Food, and Counseling

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on October 26, 2022

  Samson was born with cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, which caused him to have limited speech, mild cognitive delays, breathing challenges, and a short stature. In addition to coping with his physical and intellectual challenges, his family also struggled to earn an income. Samson lived with his parents, four brothers, and two sisters on a…

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World Food Day: Mitigating Food Insecurity Through Disability Advocacy

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on October 19, 2022

In 2022, international conflict, COVID-19, climate disasters, and rising costs have created unprecedented food insecurity. Each day, 828 million global citizens go hungry, and children with disabilities are at increased risk of malnutrition. Whether it’s due to stigma about disability that causes caregivers to refuse children food or medical costs that prevent parents from being…


Moving from Single Project Success to Transformative, Systemic Change

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on October 17, 2022

This week I had the opportunity to travel to Ridgecrest, North Carolina to take part in the annual OneAccord Network Conference: an event where nearly 250 individuals from over 100 international development organizations shared their knowledge and skills and offered support to one another. I was joined by Cynthia Bauer, who is both the founder…

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Philip’s Journey Toward Self-Acceptance

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on October 7, 2022

Philip has always had a curious spirit and a longing to learn about the world around him. Although school helped answer many of Philip’s questions, there was one to which he could never seem to find an answer: why was he born with cerebral palsy? This question disturbed Philip for many years. Fortunately, over time,…

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