Archive for the 'Telling Stories' Category

By Cayla Hammaker, University of Vermont, Class of 2017 After having now spent a year interning with Vermont Adaptive, I am so thankful for the opportunities it has given me to develop my interpersonal skills, my instructional skills, for the network it has given me,…

WHY ARE YOU HERE? I’ve always had a personal connection to the ski industry, to the people who are physically active with disabilities or otherwise, and a connection to that philosophy. I truly believe in the mission and philosophy for getting people out to do physical activity…

In 2012 at just 21, Martha Stewart (yes, the Martha Stewart) awarded Emily Cioffi with top honors in the “Quest for the Best” national birthday cake contest on NBC’s Today Show. “Someone I made a cake for submitted my cake,” said Cioffi. “They narrowed it…

Michael Taylor, 17, and his brother, Ryan, 15, have a pretty cool mom and one of her biggest mantras to her sons has stuck. Life is all about finding your passion and sharing your passion, she would say. That phrase and variations of it were…

By Cori Ward, Vermont Adaptive Guest Blogger, student at the University of Vermont (For one of Cori's classes this past semester, she had to do an "observe" blog for a day in the life assignment. This is her experience one cold, windy VERY early morning…

By Med. Ret. SSG Misha C. Pemble-Belkin    Five months into my second deployment to Kunar Provence, Afghanistan (Aug. 2011) my unit was in a direct engagement with Taliban fighters. During this fight I was in close contact to a blast that caused a cervical…

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