Pushing Limits

Love, Laughter, Learning & Lupus

Arlene Moore
Arlene Moore

We speak with Arlene Moore who simply can’t be knocked down without getting up again.

Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, stroke…who cares? Arlene rises to the challenge and, with the love of her husband Gary Moore, finds the strength of mind and character to live life to its fullest.

Arlene's Neck Basket
Arlene’s Neck Basket

It’s the day before Halloween and we have skeleton photos for you.

And the engraved crystal award Arlene got from starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies. Phillie's Favorite Teacher It reads “Phillies Favorite Teacher, Arlene Moore, presented by Kyle Kendrick,” and is signed by Kyle.

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Corbett O'Toole. Photo by Karen Nakamura.
Corbett O’Toole. Photo by Karen Nakamura.

Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History
Nov. 11, 2015
4-6 pm
Ed Roberts Campus (above the Ashby Bart)

Autonomous Press author Corbett Joan OToole shares stories from her book.  Event is wheelchair accessible. Text copies of the reading available. For other access needs including ASL and CART, please email Emily <[email protected]> BEFORE Nov. 2nd.

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This week an NPR investigation revealed that since January 2009, the Army has “separated” 22 thousand soldiers with mental health problems or traumatic brain injuries for “misconduct” after they came back from Iraq and Afghanistan.  As a result, many of have not received retirement and health care benefits.

All this happened after members of Congress wanted to make sure the military was not putting people out that have service-related medical issues. Congress said the military has a responsibility to get Vets the care they need. And yet, 22 thousand disabled war veterans have been kicked out and denied benefits.  Read more here.

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