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Government agencies, service providers, non-profits, and other entities would not exist without people with disabilities. Do these organizations truly value the people who make their existence possible?

Kathie Snow

In the holiday film classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey (James Stewart) faces many trials and tribulations that lead to his decision to jump off a bridge and end it all. He believes he’s more valuable to his family dead than alive (via life insurance).

You know the rest of the story: Clarence, Angel Second Class, arrives to show George how different the world would be if he had never been born. The lesson takes hold, and by the end of the movie, George realizes what’s really important: family and friends, and the precious experiences with those he loves. There are valuable lessons in this movie for all of us in our everyday lives, as well as some specific to the disability arena.​ Click here to continue.

A Wonderful Life