South Korea Trip 2017 - Day 5

Joyce speaking to Epilepsy CongressIt is so appropriate that my last day in Seoul was all about Epilepsy! As you know, I was so impacted last year when I discovered the horrible stigma towards people living with epilepsy. Although we still have progress to make the U.S., the situation is far worse in South Korea! In South Korea, the term for epilepsy is Cerebro Electric Disorder.

South Korea Trip 2017 - Day 2

My second day in South Korea was jammed packed! It was also very hot and humid today, reaching 83 degrees. In South Korea, you see some people walking outside wearing masks due to the pollution from China.
Sign language hands signing - statue

Joyce welcomes Michael Morris

Michael Morris, founder and executive director of National Disability Institute, is a former legal counsel to the US Senate Subcommittee on Disability Policy and is a key architect of the ABLE Act. He serves as a subject matter expert on financial inclusion and poverty reduction concerning people with disabilities to the FDIC, IRS, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, National Council on Disability and multiple state ABLE programs.

Joyce welcomes Carlos Carter

Joyce welcomes Carlos Carter, newly elected Executive Director, of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) to the show. The HCEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1999 in Allegheny County to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness, guiding them to be productive, empowered citizens. Over the years, HCEF’s role in the community has developed and expanded to meet these needs.

Joyce welcomes Dr. Gerald Buckley

Joyce welcomes Dr. Gerald Buckley, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) President and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Vice President and Dean. Dr. Buckley will discuss the commitment of both universities to serving the deaf community.

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Joyce welcomes Ola Ojewumi

Joyce welcomes 2017 American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award recipient, Ola Ojewumi to the show.  Ms. Ojewumi founded two non-profit organizations, Sacred Hearts Children’s Transplant Foundation and Project ASCEND. These organizations provide college scholarships to low-income students, funding for women's education programs, support for global mentorship groups and literacy programs, and distribute teddy bears and books to children awaiting organ transplants across the United States.

Joyce welcomes John Williams, Kevin Linde

Joyce welcomes John Williams, professional writer and disability rights advocate and Kevin Linde, physical therapist.   These guests will discuss their latest research into the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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Joyce welcomes Katherine Perez

Joyce welcomes Katherine Perez, a 2017 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award recipient.  Topics discussed on the show will be the mission of AAPD and highlights of this year’s AAPD Leadership Awards Gala.

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Joyce welcomes legendary Pittsburgh morning radio host, nationally recognized keynote speaker, and storyteller, Jack Bogut to the show.

Mr. Bogut has been featured on both ABC’s Good Morning America and in USA Today as one of the top five radio personalities in the nation. He eventually became number two in the country. He will discuss his entry into broadcasting, his charity work with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh while at News Radio 1020 KDKA for over a decade, and his support of “Make-A-Wish” Foundation during his career. Mr.

Tribute To Joyce Bender Volunteers of America May 6, 2015

Tribute to Joyce Bender - Volunteers of America May 6, 2015

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