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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Article on Ne'eman Nomination

The Kansas City Star offers a balanced article on Ari Ne'eman's nomination to the National Council on Disability, but it starts with an blatantly false statement: "Of the eight people President Barack Obama nominated to the National Council on Disability, only one personally has lived with a disability."

Nope, that's not even close to being accurate. A statement from the White House explains:
  • Jonathan Young "is partially paralyzed from a spinal cord injury."
  • Carol Reynolds "has struggled with and overcome several mental health and substance abuse issues and has been in recovery for 26 years."
  • Fernando Torres-Gil "is a polio survivor."
  • Chester Alonzo Finn "is blind and is developmentally disabled and is committed to fighting for the civil rights of people with disabilities."
  • Sara Gelser has a son with "FG Syndrome, a rare developmental disability."
  • Dongwoo Pak's " left arm was paralyzed by the disease polio."