When you think of a movie about someone with a disability, you might imagine the disability being the main point of the film. But in real life a disability is simply part of life, part of someone’s story, not the basis for everything about that person.
Sitting across the table from a beautiful actress I must remind myself that for many, Monica Venice is considered a person with a disability. Dressed in a pink sequined hat and a beautiful black and floral print sleeveless dress, this 48 year old is ready to talk about what she loves best about performing, the applause.
When January rolls around something in my soul becomes uneasy. I never used to get that way but January of 2010 changed my January’s forever. That is the year doctors discovered my Prostate Cancer. A few months later I added a new label to my resume “Cancer Survivor.”
The not so private life of Rick Dancer. What had looked like a perfect life has become a perfect nightmare. Dancer has cancer and he is dealing with it in the only way that he knows: with the cameras rolling.
Last year 9 area cities and the Lane County Commissioners proclaimed August 15 – 21 “Look Me In The Eye” week. This year, nearly every city council in Lane County will make a proclamation to declare September “Look Me In The Eye Month.”