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I had the opportunity to listen to a fantastic interview today that really motivated me.
Joe Ruggiero is a great storyteller with the ability to inspire others! And this coming from someone who uses old sheets as slip covers (lol! Joe would understand).
His nuggets of inspiration woven through the fascinating story of how he navigated and helped integrate the two worlds of design and media was more than I bargained for! I thought I was there just to help out on the technical end... what I came away with was the courage to try to start putting into words what's been rumbling around in my head for years.
What is My Vision?
The public perception is limited by exposure to real people and their stories. I hope to bring more stories to life by creating a space to share. I want to enable parents and adults who have Down syndrome to give their own personal perspective on what living in our changing society has been like for them. Sharing with each other and the world we can all learn, not only about Down syndrome specifically, but also about how we treat each other and what we can do to make the world a better place for everyone.
I envision each story as a unique piece of precious glass in a mosaic that is only beginning to come into focus.
I encourage everyone to listen to Joe, hear his story, get inspired, and create a beautiful/functional home to boot! Now that's VALUE! :D
His 2-hour interview with Gail Zahtz is available for download - you owe it to yourself to listen!