At Inspiration Island, a wheelchair water park in Morgan’s Wonderland of San Antonio, Texas, kids are invited to have fun in a safe environment that caters to children with disabilities. On a family vacation in 2005, Gordon and Maddie Hartman saw how hard it was for children to connect with their daughter, who has special needs. So they decided to build a park just for children like her. Here, rides are custom-built to accommodate wheelchairs and inclusion is celebrated. So far, over a million guests from around the world have paid this one-of-a-kind park a visit.
We are masters at knowing how to lie to ourselves. We pay a heavy price for this self-deception.
Kids are amazed by the magician.
We’ve harnessed electricity, sequenced the human genome, and eradicated smallpox. But after billions of dollars in research, we haven’t found a solution for a disease that affects more than 14 million people and their families at any given time. Why is it so difficult to cure cancer? Kyuson Yun explains the challenges.
One of Susanne Vanzijl’s two sons has autism, and IRONMAN provides an emotional release. She qualified for the IRONMAN World Championship in 2015, but didn’t finish the race. Two years later she is seeking a second chance to compete.
We feel lonely and odd because we mistakenly assume that the kind of thoughts and fears we have will have no echo in other people. They do; it’s just we haven’t found a way to speak to one another honestly about who we are.