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March 3, 2023 54 mins

Stereotype -
(noun)
An untrue belief that society holds about all people sharing a particular characteristic.

Cheryl is a mother, daughter, friend, program assistant, and person who utilizes a wheelchair. Listen as Cheryl shares her story of rising above stereotypes to live her life to the fullest, wheelchair and all. Cheryl has faced her fair share of societal prejudice and life's adversities so she has come to discuss her thoughts on commonly believed myths, why society may have those beliefs, and how we, as a community of advocates, can help to change the rhetoric. 

 

**Trigger Warning - mentions of domestic violence**

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Sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health/Children with Special Health Care Needs Program and the West Virginia Family 2 Family Health Information Center and Produced by the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities.

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