Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Stephen Sullivan, Former Mayor of Vancouver and Quadriplegic, on the New Ways People with Disabilities are Viewed

Stephen Sullivan is remembered by most as the mayor of Vancouver who held the Olympic flag at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics. However, those that have heard of Stephen Sullivan and those who have not, likely do not know his back story.
Stephen Sullivan was inspired by his now-friend Rick Hansen's journey across Canada in his wheelchair 25 years ago. He credits Rick Hansen in changing the way that people with disabilities are thought of and potentially changing the landscape to the point that he could become mayor of Vancouver. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen's journey across Canada, and the changes his trek brought, the Vancouver Sun is dedicating this week to publishing stories related to the 25th anniversary tour.

To read more about this story, and to see a schedule of the week's articles from the Vancouver Sun, check out the following link:
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Changing+people+think+about+disabilities/6616340/story.html

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