Regis College Senior Honors Program
Thesis - Open Access
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Close your eyes and imagine that you are standing on an open highway with nothing in your way. Except, your legs are sinking in quicksand. Your hands that have toiled endlessly at paper writing, piano practices, and have brought you many achievements are being put into handcuffs. And your mouth that has allowed you to converse with people, build relationships, and share your deepest thoughts is being duct-taped shut. You stand there with the use of your legs slowly fading beneath you on this open highway that once had no obstacles. You have lost the use of your hands and your means of communication. Find a way to start moving, to enjoy the open highway, to live. It is possible. With a little creative innovation and support from the people around us, it is possible to live with quicksand, handcuffs, and duct tape. People with disabilities do it every day.
Date of Award
© Amy Nicola
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Nicola, Amy Lynn, "Quicksand, Handcuffs and Duct Tape: a Life with Disabilities" (2008). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 504.