| Oct 24, 2012
When “The Sessions” co-star William H. Macy came to Chicago in the early 1970s, he briefly worked as a waiter at former Lincoln Park bar Le Pub. He made more money, he says, as a carpenter.
“[I would] build shelves and things like...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 5:43 PM
For Kyle Kauffman, cerebral palsy is a hurdle, not a wall.
He has a high school diploma, a Facebook account and a dorm room at Stevenson, where he majors in public history and manages the men's soccer team.
"Soccer is probably the most beautiful sport...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:33 AM
SOUTH GATE, Calif. (KTLA) -- A woman who suffers from cerebral palsy, and who's been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, is fighting for her life -- and to save her home.
That's becasue a foreclosure notice for Ana Casas-Wilson to vacate the house she'...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Caroline Kendall Kortner led a brief and often hellish life.
Born in 1970, Kendall, as she was called, lived out her childhood in the Cos Cob neighborhood of Greenwich. When she was eight, a neighborhood boy began sexually molesting her. Soon after, she...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Bonnie Lee worked for 12 years as a health technician for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, started her own Web services company, and raised two kids as a single mother in Ontario.
Then Bonnie, 51, moved back East to rural Pennsylvania and...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 5:05 PM
It's a sunny morning in Westminster, and the pulleys are squeaking, the weights clinking as a half-dozen members of a small gym give the equipment a workout.
Bouncy music comes though a stereo's speakers. A trainer encourages a client on a treadmill....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:20 PM
By the time people come to see Lisa Walker, they're usually desperate.
These injured athletes, dancers, musicians or office workers are trying to fix what's broken. Some are looking for a way around the limitations caused by a stroke, Parkinson's...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Growing up with a severely disabled brother, Abby Brown felt less like a sister than like a "third parent." Nigel, two years her junior, was born with a rare disease called linear sebaceous nevus syndrome that left him non-verbal and needing assistance to...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:44 PM
Kelsey Liu said she didn't realize that she and Erik Cerros were about to be surprised on Feb. 26.
They were among 12 seniors vying for two $10,000 scholarships issued by the Toshiba Classic. Liu of University High said she was told that she would...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Plano police have issued a missing person report for a man with cerebral palsy who was last seen Friday evening.
Corey M. Cann, 21, was last seen at his home on the 500 block of Hale Street in Plano at 7 p.m. Friday and has not be heard from since,...
| Feb 10, 2013
Chicago's largest donor to local charities also is helping some go out of business.
During the past five years, the Chicago Community Trust has assisted more than 100 nonprofit organizations with costs associated with a closing, merger or...