The West Orange, NJ-based Kessler Foundation reports that is has released public service announcements featuring football player Eric LeGrand and Tony Award-winner John Larroquette to promote “Abilities” stories of individuals with disabilities. The Foundation reports in a recent Kessler news release that it is inviting individuals to share stories of their abilities on the organization’s Facebook page. Kessler Foundation adds that it will also feature these “Abilities” stories on its homepage.

Rodger DeRose, president and chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation, notes that individuals with disabilities may be marginalized by others, “These are extremely talented individuals who are often marginalized because of what people think they can’t do instead of what they can do,” DeRose says. 

DeRose also spotlights LeGrand, who played at Rutgers University and became paralyzed from the chest down following a tackle in 2010. According to the news release, LeGrand is continuing rehabilitation and is concentrating on his abilities by returning to college, training for a career in sports broadcasting, and speaking to adults and children about developing their abilities to follow their dreams.

Larroquette joined Kessler Foundation’s campaign after being inspired by actor Daryl “Chill” Mitchell who was paralyzed following a motorcycle accident and has since developed his abilities by becoming a producer, director, and disability advocate.

To access Kessler Foundation “Abilities” stories, click here.

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Source: Kessler Foundation