Wednesday, May 20
Transitions Presents: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities 09:30 AM– 11:00 AM
Where: The Center at Lexington, 465 N. Perry Street, Johnstown 12095
Cost: $45 | www.transitionsusa.org
Born a congenital amputee, John Robinson has no hands. His arms stop at his elbows. His lower legs are attached to his hips without knees. He is 3’9’’ tall. When he was a child, John’s parents had many worries: Would he be able to go to school? Could he ever support himself? Yet, through his remarkable tenacity, talent and faith, John has succeeded in business and in building a family in a way that few may have expected. John is a man who has made his way in a world not designed for those without the dexterity of typical arms and legs — a man who has gone on to lead what many would consider an ordinary life. Yet this ordinary life is actually extraordinary when one witnesses the determination required for John to do that which others take for granted, from driving a car to playing a round of golf. People with disabilities are the nation’s most vulnerable demographic, and the obstacles they face in everyday life can seem overwhelming. John’s inspirational story teaches those of us with and without disabilities that, with the aid of a strong education and a few caring individuals, we can achieve that which may initially seem impossible.
Tickets are $45 and all proceeds benefit the Transitions Scholarship Fund.
Tours of Transitions will be offered at 11:15AM and 5:45PM. Take a tour and the $100 application fee will be waived.
For more information and to register, please visit www.transitionsusa.org.