Thursday, October 22, 2009


Lee was from Canada. He died 10 years ago this month in Seattle, Washington. Lee developed a severe infection that raced through his body and killed him before the doctors could do anything about it. Lee left behind a wife and two daughters. I think about Lee often because every month I tell the following story to my students in my job search/career development training classes.

Lee had cerebral palsy. Although this disability did not cause Lee's death, it definitely presented him with challenges during his entire life."Cerebral palsy, also known as CP, is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movement and coordination..... It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development.....faulty development or damage to motor areas in the brain disrupts the brain's ability to adequately control movement and posture." (Source-United Cerebral Palsy website)

The true story of Lee's life is one of victory and triumph in spite of his disability. It will help you examine your beliefs about yourself and about the people you work with and manage........

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