Patients undergoing high-risk stem-cell transplant treatments got the opportunity to work with a music therapist and make their own music video.
Amongst the many benefits, improved resilience and relationship with people around them were clearly noticeable.
To read the whole article, go to the BBC website.
Highly unusual, highly effective. Just watch the video. Fantastic!
As with our arts project, it doesn't take a lot bring a certain quality back into someone's life.
Degage ministries looks after homeless and disadvantaged in the community. Some of them fought to keep us safe in bed at night.
The magic that a haircut and a sharp suit can do when lost ...wonderful.
Knitting is for everybody, everywhere and whenever.
We thought we should share this amusing story of Gregory 'questioned' by cops over knitting in a coffee shop.
Please meet Gregory Patrick, knitter of bears extraordinare. Read his blog now.
What if we shifted the educational focus from sciences to art? Have a look at Orchard Gardens Pilot School in Boston. Our point exactly!
Sometimes images speak louder than words. Have a look at this very touching video and Ryan's take on Art Therapy.
This video is a part of The Power of Art series. More on the BBC website.
There are some amazing people out there, Erin Brady Worsham is one of them.
She was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and is barely able to move. This didn't stop her to become a great artist.
For more info please visit her gallery's website and don't forget to watch the amazing video below.
Certain people do not think about what they say, others think long and hard. Well done John Franklin Stephens for speaking out.
Ann Coulter is a lawyer and a social and political commentator. She left a tweet that is impossible to repeat. You can find the tweet here.
John Franklin Stephens wrote a response which just shows the power, wisdom and beauty of the written word. Regretfully not everyone possesses this gift.
Dear Ann Coulter,
Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow. So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?
I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow. I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you. In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.
I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have.
Then I wondered if you meant to describe him as someone who has to struggle to be thoughtful about everything he says, as everyone else races from one snarkey sound bite to the next.
Finally, I wondered if you meant to degrade him as someone who is likely to receive bad health care, live in low grade housing with very little income and still manages to see life as a wonderful gift.
Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are – and much, much more.
After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me. You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV.
I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash.
Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor.
No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much.
Come join us someday at Special Olympics. See if you can walk away with your heart unchanged.
A friend you haven’t made yet,
John Franklin Stephens
Special Olympics Virginia
The original letter was posted on The World of Special Olympics website.
Steven Spielberg only got diagnosed with Dyslexia five years ago. Now he talks about it. What we found particularly interesting is how he used his creativity as a way to deal with it.
Steven Spielberg was interviewed by Quinn Bradlee and amazing man in his own right. Please visit his website Friends of Quinn to know more about living with Learning Differences.
How does Bob Carey deal with his wife's breast cancer? By helping the best way he can.
Have a look at the incredibly moving video of one man -in a tutu- with a lot of love.
If you want to know more about Bob Carey, please have a look at his website www.thetutuproject.com. There is also an interview with the man himself in the Huffington Post.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb