Having a disability does not prevent a person from living a normal life or working a conventional job. The story of David Davey in my book Beyond Barriers just shows that physical impediments are not really a hindrance to someone who is determined to make a decent living, contribute positively to society, and live a rewarding life.
Dave’s disability didn’t stop him from having a purpose in life. While attending Wayne State University (WSU), a conversation with a fellow polio survivor led him to his purpose, that is, to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities. Knowing he is in control of his destiny, Dave took it upon himself to make life easier for individuals with handicaps and help them have the opportunity to make a decent living. Years later, he would arrive in a position to advocate for the integration of people with disabilities in the workplace.