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PARALINKS SPINAL CORD INJURY RESOURCES

October 25th 2007

Spinal Cord Injury Information & Resource Directory

DAD on WHEELS
Leslie Johnson
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Leslie Johnson, columnist for Paralinks

Leslie writes the Bi-Monthly column:  'Dad on Wheels'.  

I have been in the wheelchair, since the age of sixteen, from drinking and driving.  I broke my neck and it left me paralyzed from the neck down, which is called a quadriplegic.  I have my Associates in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Social Work.  I have two children and a beautiful wife. I have always been an advocate for people with disabilities, one way or another, since my car wreck.  I have spoke to many school age children, of all ages, in Illinois and Iowa.  In Illinois, I started a disability advocacy group from scratch and am now itís still operating.  I was involved in writing, creating, and implementing the Mayorís Commission for the Disabled.  Also, I was chosen my the Department of Rehabilitation, through the State of Illinois, for the top twelve successful stories for a person that has a disability in 2004, which the honor was to be on the calendar sent throughout the state, so I am Mr. November.  I am currently enrolled in a University receiving my Masterís in Elementary Education.  I have written several poems and currently in the process of completing a childrenís book.  I love to write about motivation and inspirational stories that impact the community. - Leslie A. Johnson, BSW -   lesndesi@yahoo.com

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