Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Week 8: Lead On
So, it was quite a busy week for myself and the other AAPD Interns. However, it was truly a privilege to attend events where our nation's leaders came together for a single cause to push the movement forward for the advancement of people with disabilities. The leaders ran the gamut: there were Congressman, family and friends of disabled people, and people with disabilities themselves that have made great sacrifices to accomplish all that we have. It made me especially happy and proud to work for such a wonderful Congresswoman when my boss spoke at many of the ADA events. Her dedication to the cause is unwavering and encouraging. I also work under an incredible LD that helped pushed the movement forward as well. It's been an honor to serve in such a special office. Seeing the tremendous leadership behind the cause inspires me to be the best representative of the community I can be, and to apply that same leadership to all that I do in life. By listening to the speeches given by the leaders of the movement, they breathe life into the cause, inspiring many, including myself, across the country.