By Ryan Wilson
Team Trust CEO
Having a disability has taught me many lessons.
For one, I have learned to respect and embrace my body.
My body, I believe, “speaks loudly” when I do not take care of it: I may hurt, I may be sick, or, yes, I may be grouchy.
More than that, my disability has taught me how to trust myself and others.
The reality is, persons with disabilities need a little more help sometimes.
We all need help every now and then, but there are things disabled people just physically can’t do.
For example, I cannot do jumping jacks, or else I will break bones. I also cannot lift heavy objects for similar reasons.
I used to rely on person assistants for help with my daily activities.
They were college students, and had a number of tasks.
But they broke my trust many times.
While that did hurt, even literally, I never lost my trust in humanity.
I trust people want to help.
I trust they want to be kind.
I trust we all have hearts.
This trust in others and trust in human kindness is why we gave Team Trust its name.
As I learned firsthand, trust is synonymous with confidence, belief and love.
When we trust ourselves and each other, we are a team with ourselves and with others.
Every client, worker and helper bee of Team Trust, is a part of our team.
And together, we are stronger.
Because we Trust.
That’s why I am glad I have a disability.