By Ryan Wilson
Chief Executive Officer, Team Trust
I firmly believe my disability is a gift.
I understand some persons with disabilities may not think their disabilities are “gifts,” and I know a disability can lead to discrimination, hospital visits, medical bills and other unnecessary obstacles.
None of those obstacles are fun.
But I personally would not change a thing.
I cannot change the fact that I break bones easier, and I cannot change the fact that there are obstacles to, say, just enter a restaurant.
If I cannot change it (the fact that I have a disability), then why should I be down about it?
I will advocate for equality all the time, and that’s just part of what I do for others and myself.
I do like me, and I don’t ever want that to change.– Ryan Wilson
If I was unhappy with my having brittle bones, then I’m just unhappy.
If I didn’t like being 3 foot 8, then I don’t like me.
I do like me, and I don’t ever want that to change.
My disability has led me to life-changing experiences and friends that few are grateful to have, and that’s a gift.