Missouri Health Talks is devoted to bringing you conversations from across the state about health access.
Columbia resident Rene Powell spoke with her friend Traci Wilson-Kleekamp about what life has been like with a disability. They also spoke about how life has changed for Rene as her disabilities have become more visible - as she started using a walker recently to assist with her mobility.
Brothers Chuck and Drew Graham live in Columbia, Missouri, and both have been paralyzed for many years.They spoke about their issues with physical access in the Columbia community and about some of the tough decisions they are forced to make.
Chuck and Drew Graham's mother served as their role model growing up in Louisiana, Missouri. She helped them face the road ahead after they became paraplegic and quadriplegic within a year and a half of each other in their teenage years.
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