Life in a wheelchair is overwhelming, no matter where you live. Add to that the challenge of living in a small African country far from the state-of-the-art technology available to disabled individuals in the U.S. In July 2015, the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD) hosted a group of disabled international visitors from a handful […]

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What started as a suicide attempt resulted in several days in a coma and a series of stays in psychiatric hospitals. Now homeless, Jean found herself curled up in a fetal position on the bed of a cheap motel, cringing at every noise. According to Jean, “My anxiety was so high that getting on a […]

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Even after fifteen years of living in Utah Prathi was trapped. As a refugee from Pakistan her hopes of freedom had not been realized. Although she lived in a nice home with her son and could be seen most days at the nearby ethnic food store she was a prisoner. Her home belonged to her […]

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