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Season 2 Episode 17: Multiple Sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage …
 
Season 2 Episode 16: Part 2 of 2 - In Part 1 of "Uncharted Territory of Disabilities" we heard the story of Jennifer and the many conditions she deals with, including the inability to break down fat, protein, primary immune-deficiency syndrome, among others. In today’s episode we continue our interview with Jennifer as she reveals the challenges fa…
 
Season 2 Episode 15: Part 1 of 2 - Jennifer’s story is one that is truly unique, in the true sense of the word. She deals with multiple issues that make her life on a day to day basis very challenging. Along with an immune deficiency, her body also has the inability to break down fat as well as protein, making her diet a very challenging affair. Sh…
 
Season 2 Episode 14: The CDC estimates that 61 million American adults have some kind of disability. That’s 24%, or 1 in 4 who have some kind of significant physical, cognitive, or mental impairment. Today Brad Gabrielson (a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy) and Greg Moll (also a wheelchair and paraplegic) discuss a recent article from Forbes ma…
 
Season 2 Episode 13: Gigi's Playhouse is a Down Syndrome achievement center with locations throughout the United States. Last month the Fargo Playhouse suffered tragic loss when a fire burned thorugh the strip mall where they are housed and destroyed all contents inside. Executive Director Heather Lorenzen returns (first interview Episode 8) to dis…
 
Season 2 Episode 12: Polly Ann Neumiller Memorial Organization (PANMO) has a mission to make indoors and outdoors more accesible to people with disabilities. This 501c3 non-profit organization was founded by host Brad Gabrielson in honor of Polly, his late life partner and mother to his children. In today's episode he talks about the goals of the o…
 
Season 2 Episode 11: What does it mean to be "disabled"? According to the CDC, about 61 million Americans are estimated to have some form of a disability. However, disabilities can be very different, nor are they always visible. Host Brad Gabrielson has spastic cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, he is joined by Greg Moll, a friend and fellow cha…
 
Season 2 Episode 10: Albinism is a rare group of genetic disorders that cause skin, hair, or eyes to have little or no color. It is also associated with vision problems. About 1 in 18k-20k people in the US have some form of albinism. Guest today is Dr. Morgan J. Foster, who has this condition. She holds a PhD in Public Health and serves the disabil…
 
Season 2 Episode 9: Kitty Cone (1944-2015) was an American disability rights activist. She had muscular dystrophy (initially mis-diagnosed as cerebral palsy and polio). She moved to the California Bay Area in 1972, and began working as a community organizer for the disability rights movement in 1974. In today’s episode, Brad Gabrielson (cerebral pa…
 
Season 2 Episode 8: Heather Lorenzen, Executive Director for the Fargo location of Gigi’s Playhouse, a Down Syndrome Achievement Center. Down Syndrome occurs when a baby is born with a third copy of the 21st chromosome. Although it is considered a developmental and intellectual disability, people can live pretty normal lives and accomplish great th…
 
Season 2 Episode 7: Judy Siegle-Aamodt is an author, former paralympic athlete, public speaker, and a self-described odd-quad. In part 2 of our interview we learn more about her advocacy work for the disability community in Fargo-Moorhead and beyond. Some of the programs she works with include Night to Shine, Rest and Rejuv, Wheels for the World, a…
 
Season 2 Episode 6: Judy Siegle-Aamodt is an author, former paralympic athlete, public speaker, and advocate for all people with disabilities. At age 18 the direction of her life changed when the car she was riding in was hit by a drunk driver who sped through a stop sign. She started breaking through barriers before the ADA was enacted. She is a M…
 
Season 2 Episode 5: Today's guest is Sharon Leathers from Sunny Florida. Greg from Roll-A-Ramp shares info on the three types of cerebral palsy: Ataxic, Athatoid (Dyskinetic), and Spastic. Podcast host Brad and Sharon both attended the Anne Carlson School (formerly the Crippled Children's School) in Jamestown, North Dakota.…
 
Season 2 Episode 4: Sight is a sense people often take for granted. Despite some limitations, people who are blind or have low vision can live pretty normal lives. Today's guest is Dr. Allan Peterson of Horace, North Dakota. Allan lost his vision when in his 30's due to a degenerative eye disease. Today he talks about navigating life while blind fo…
 
Season 2 Episode 3: Anophthalmia is a birth defect where a baby is born without one or both eyes. In today's episode Brad interviews one of his caregivers CC, who has a 21 year old daughter with this condition. CC talks about the details of the disability and the situation involving raising a daughter with these challenges.…
 
Season 2 Episode 2: Adding a wheelchair ramp to your home doesn't have to be complicated. Today's guest is Howard Rosten from SMILES Center for Independent Living in Mankato, Minnesota. Howard works with many clients to make their homes accessible. This episode also builds on episodes 13 and 18 from season 1.…
 
Season 2 Episode 1: Welcome back to season two! Today podcast host Brad Gabrielson, a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy, interviews Matt Magness, principal owner of the Roll-A-Ramp company. Roll-A-Ramp sponsors this podcast and is a global company that manufactures portable ramps for a variety of accessibility needs. Matt answers questions about …
 
Today host Brad Gabrielson along with friends Greg and Jennifer look back at season 1 of the podcast by discussing favorite guests and popular episodes. Thank you for following along on this adventure. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as we are looking forward to 2021.By Roll-A-Ramp
 
Arthrogryposis, also called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), describes a variety of conditions involving multiple joint contractures (or stiffness) where the range of motion of a joint is limited. The joints may be unable to fully or partially extend or bend. The condition can affect hands, legs and walking, and sometimes speech. Today’s f…
 
People with disabilities can encounter a variety of challenges that may not be obvious to other individuals. Today's special guest is Dr. Allan Peterson from Horace, North Dakota. Allan has been blind for more than half his life after losing his sight while in his 30s. Today he shares his experiences of voting in elections and explains how special …
 
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution was released via Netflix mid-year in 2020. This documentary reflects on memories of Camp Jened, a summer camp in the Catskill mountains for young people with disabilities. Several of the participants were later active in the disability rights movement across the US. Today Brad, Greg, and Jennifer review the film a…
 
Follow up to Episode 9 "Arrow in the Leg." Today Greg Moll explains how he impaled his leg with a broadhead hunting arrow. This episode dives into the details surrounding the incident and how Greg initially didn't realize the arrow was in his leg and why he didn't feel it. With Brad Gabrielson asking the tough questions, Greg retells the story of t…
 
On today's show, learn about Roll-A-Ramp’s Modular Ramp System, and how this portable ramp can be packaged for various uses such as RV & Campers, Homes, Stages, and more. This unique ramp system is modular in nature, and can be configured in a number different ways. Podcast host Brad Gabrielson interviews Greg Moll.…
 
Join Ms. Tanelle Bolt as she discusses the background and mission statement of the Recreational Adapted Society, a charity founded on the principle of inclusion within the disabled community. RAD Society was founded by Tanelle in British Columbia, Canada. Ms. Bolt is very active, and has participated in activities such as paraskiing, competitive bo…
 
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medical treatment that involves breathing 100% oxygen inside a chamber. Cpl. Tyler Einarson (retired) is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and was awarded a Purple Heart for his service. In this episode, Tyler talks about the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and shares his first-hand experience of how this medical…
 
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in July, 1990. Even after 30 years, barriers can still be found in public places. Today's featured guest is Jerry Christiansen from Freedom Resource Center in Fargo. Brad Gabrielson, a disabilities rights advocate with cerebral palsy along with Greg and Jennifer from Roll-A-Ramp, talk about the ADA and…
 
Fireworks are a common way to celebrate the 4th of July and other holidays. While the colorful lights are pretty to see in the sky, the noises can cause problems for some people with disabilities. Brad Gabrielson has spastic cerebral palsy and in this episode he shares some personal stories about how the loud noises associated with fireworks and fi…
 
A wheelchair is more than just a mobility device for someone who cannot walk on their own, it is an extension of the person who uses it. Today Brad and Greg are back to talk about how their chairs are work for their needs, and they share information about some unique wheelchairs on the market.By Roll-A-Ramp
 
Today Brad Gabrielson and Greg Moll discuss navigating barriers in public places. Bars and restaurants will often have high-top tables and booths that are not wheelchair friendly. They both have also encountered barriers in bathrooms, automatic door openers not working properly, and aisles in stores that are too narrow for a wheelchair to comfortab…
 
Today's guest is Mike Romans to talk about therapy dogs and service animals. He is a teacher who works with children who have behavioral and emotional development challenges and has used therapy dogs in his classroom. He is also a volunteer firefighter in Jamestown, North Dakota. Mike and Brad discuss how dogs can be trained to provide aid and supp…
 
Brad Gabrielson is a wheelchair user who has cerebral palsy. Today he interviews Greg Moll, a friend who became paralyzed after falling from a tree stand when deer hunting. In this episode, Greg shares the story getting a broadhead arrow stuck in his leg, which happened a few years after his initial accident. Both men share a love for the outdoors …
 
A follow-up to Episode 7. Greg Moll from Roll-A-Ramp visits with Brad Gabrielson, podcast host. Brad has cerebral palsy and has been a wheelchair user his entire life. Greg became paralyzed from the waist down after he fell from a tree in a hunting accident. Greg tells his story about rehab after his accident and relearning daily mobility.…
 
People with disabilities sometimes encounter obstacles that might not be a problem for non-disabled individuals. Today, Brad Gabrielson (who has Cerebral Palsy) and Greg Moll (a paraplegic who had a spinal cord injury) discuss how snow and uncleared sidewalks can create barriers for people who use wheelchairs.…
 
Brad Gabrielson was born with cerebral palsy, but he doesn't let a disability keep him from living an active life. He has a passion for helping others and being an advocate for people who are differently-abled. In this episode, he talked about service animals and tells the story about how he started Great Plains Guide Dogs for the Handicapped, in J…
 
Welcome to our podcast! Host Brad Gabrielson has cerebral palsy and is a life-long disability rights advocate. He also is also is an advocate and brand ambassador for Roll-A-Ramp, the show sponsor. He shares real-life stories about how to live with a disability. On this first episode he discusses Roll-A-Ramp with Greg Moll, sales manager for Roll-A…
 
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