Episode 47 feat. Sean Towgood
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by Clayton Theriault
2M ago
Sean Towgood is the creator, writer, co-executive producer and star of You're My Hero, a new CBC Gem original comedy series about navigating life with cerebral palsy. He is a Radio Broadcasting graduate from Humber College, and won an Emerge Media Award for the short radio documentary Stigma. Towgood is also the creator and co-producer of the audio documentaries Independence Day and Welcome To The Party for CBC's The Doc Project ..read more
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Episode 46 - Chris Mitchell
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by Clayton Theriault
7M ago
Chris Mitchell is a successful self-employed person with 3 major disabilities: a physical disability, a visual impairment, and a neurodiverse diagnosis of ADHD. Chris is a certified confidence life coach. He is also a professional speaker and presenter. He helps people with disabilities develop the self confidence needed to succeed in a professional setting. Thanks for tuning in to my channel! I appreciate the support and I hope I provide some decent entertainment for you. If you are new to my page, my name is Clayton. I am a 31 year old Canadian living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I star ..read more
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Episode 45 - Tim Balz
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by Clayton Theriault
1y ago
Tim Balz is an award-winning engineer who is passionate about designing mobility technologies for people with disabilities. After working on high profile projects for SpaceX, Balz founded Kalogon in an effort to develop solutions that would radically transform the way the world sits and, most importantly, give wheelchair users their independence back. In 2014, Balz invented the first smart wheelchair, which won Intel's IOT Device of the Year Award and was endorsed by Stephen Hawking. He is a named inventor on an all terrain wheelchair patent and designed a wheelchair suspension system for one ..read more
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Episode 43 - George stroumboulopoulos
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by Clayton Theriault
1y ago
I had the honour of sitting down with George Stroumboulopoulos. George is an icon in Canadian media. He is the former host of NewMusic on Much Music. He served as the host and co-executive producer of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (formerly The Hour) on CBC for ten seasons from 2005 until 2014. He was the host of Hockey Night in Canada from 2014 to 2016. He is currently the host of STROMBO on Apple Music ..read more
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Episode 42 - Steve Way
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by Clayton Theriault
1y ago
I had the honour of chatting with Steve Way. Steve is an actor, comedian and substitute teacher. He is one of the main characters on Hulu's Ramy. Steve was born with Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, a very rare form of MD. He has also been a public speaker for several years, mainly for the Muscular Dystrophy Association ..read more
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Episode 41 - Daniel Malito
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by Clayton Theriault
1y ago
I had the pleasure of chatting with Daniel P. Malito. Daniel was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 9. He has been writing for over ten years. He authors weekly columns for several prominent websites such as Creaky Joints, The Huffington Post and "Can I Play That?". He has also published an autobiography titled "So Young - A Life Lived With Rheumatoid Arthritis ..read more
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Episode 40 - Bobbie Cherepuschak
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by Clayton Theriault
1y ago
I sat down with Bobbie Cherepuschak. He is a hunter from Saskatchewan who was born with Spina Bifida. With the help of Trent Wotherspoon, member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly, he was able to lobby the provincial government to allow people who use motorized wheelchairs to go hunting. Before the change they were deemed ATVs and were not allowed to be used to hunt ..read more
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Episode 39 - Al Etmanski
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by Clayton Theriault
1y ago
I had the honour of chatting with community planner and disability activist Al Etmanski. His daughter Liz was born with Down Syndrome. Al has been an activist for people with disabilities for over 30 years. He is the co-founder of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), a non-profit social enterprise assisting families address the financial and social well being of their relative with a disability. He proposed and led the successful campaign to establish the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), the world’s first savings plan for people with disabilities. Al is a recipient of the presti ..read more
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Episode 38 - Cautious Clay
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by Clayton Theriault
1y ago
I had the honour of chatting with R&B and Hip Hop artist Joshua Karpeh, better known by his stage name Cautious Clay. We chatted about his career as well as his relationship with his brother, who is on the Autism spectrum ..read more
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Episode 37 - Alex and Mark Starratt
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by Clayton Theriault
1y ago
I had the honour of chatting with Alex and Mark Starratt. Mark served as the Director of The Paralympic Foundation of Canada from 2015 until 2019. Mark and his wife Jennifer founded The Starrett Family Foundation in 2013. It was founded to raise awareness and funds for Neuromuscular research and to make the world more accessible to those with disabilities. Alex, Mark's son, is 12 years old and is diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2. He has starred in a Canadian Tire First Skate commercial as a young boy trying sledge hockey for the first time ..read more
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