I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
Friday Dec 3, is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The following is taken from the UN website. http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1540
The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December was established by the International Year for Disabled Persons (1981). The Day aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities. The goal of full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and development was established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982.
Through the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons (1982) and the Standard Rules on Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (1993), the United Nations promotes the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The Organization’s commitment to the full and effective participation of all human rights by persons with disabilities is deeply rooted in the quest for social justice and equity in all aspects of societal development.
Update: I received an email this morning that Tiprint will be open for business on Monday 12/13
As most of you know, there was a fire in Cudahy last week that not only affected 4 individuals, but it also affected a company that has been a staple in Cudahy for about 25 years now.
I have recently completed my training modules for a part time job in the social work field. Having spent all of my adult life to this point in transportation field, this is a big change. I am going from having a great deal of knowledge to knowing very little. This is almost a bit scary.
I recently participated in my shadow visits. I observed a couple of home visits as the experienced consultant conducted the annual reviews. I never realized how much I did not know. It is very humbling. While I have some knowledge in developmental disabilities issues, the shadow visits were to individuals with physical disabilities. The visit reminded me of the phrase "you don't know what you don't know". And it is obvious there is much to learn. I will also be helping those with developmental disabilities as well as the elderly.
This past weekend, we were Welcomed by Coach Buzz Wiliams and the entire Marquette Men's Basketball Family to attend a game and given a chance to interact with the players prior to the game.
For those who are not aware of Buzz's Bunch, Buzz Williams, the Head Mens Basketball Coach at Marquette hosts a group on individuals who have physical and/or developmental disabilities at a basketball camp in the summer and a Marquette game in the winter. This is our second year patricipating and it is a great experience. Not only for Tyler and the rest of my family, but also for everybody involved in the Marquette Mens Basketball program. From the office staff, to cheerleaders. From every coach to every player.
From the Fech Family
We would like to wish everybody a Happy, Safe and Blessed Christmas to you and your family
Thursday night, my family and I had the honor of helping serve dinner to those less fortunate then us. We were among a group of people from Cudahy who served at the Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church.
Contrary to somes public perception, none of those served tonight were intoxicated nor were they offensive in any way.