Overcoming disability in Hollywood!

Did you know that 95% of disabled roles in Hollywood are played by able-bodied actors, Maysoon Zayid, a comedian with CP, is beginning to make a change! 

“My advice to young people with CP that are looking to get into Hollywood is you have to work harder than everyone else,” Zayid said. “I wish that I could tell you that you didn’t, but you do. So the most important thing is make sure your talent is there. Make sure when you get the opportunity that your art and your craft is so flawless that they don’t even remember that you have a disability.”

Maysoon Zayid

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#stayinspired with Halloween!

Up, up, and away! Little Brantley Morse wins with his halloween costume as Carl Fredricksen from the hit Pixar film, UP!

“It is Brantley Morse’s first time dressing up for Halloween, and he definitely got in the spirit! Brantley’s mother Brittany wanted to incorporate his medical equipment in the costume to show the world that Brantley is making the absolute best out of his disabilities. Brantley was born at only 24 weeks gestation and since then, he has been beating the odds while fighting cerebral palsy, stage 3 kidney disease, chronic lung disease and gastroparesis. The 2 and a half year old got to test out his costume as Carl from the movie “Up” at a fall festival last weekend and is looking forward to celebrating Halloween this year.”

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2019 Life Without Limits

POPS is a sponsor of Life Without Limits! We are excited to share UCP of the North Bay’s annual awards ceremony celebrating individuals of all ages from six different recreation programs who exemplify what it means to live a “Life Without Limits.”

Share with this great video of their accomplishments and achievements!

Hello from Molly!

Avalon Academy and POPS Kids have been working hard to change children’s lives! Molly was one of our earliest students from some 20+ years ago! And POPS is so incredibly proud. It is amazing to see the progress with Cerebral Palsy and the way it changes lives.