Author Wendy Posey to speak at RAMP’s Oct. 7 luncheon
From press release
RAMP’s 20th Annual Changing Attitudes Breaking Barriers Luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, at Cliffbreakers, 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford.
The event features a caregiver theme. With humor and disarming honesty, keynote speaker and author, Wendy Posey shares her journey of love, laughter and the heartbreak of caregiving.
Wendy Posey, author of If You Do Nothing, You’ll Die, tells a wife’s story of love, brain surgery, and the heartbreaking aftermath. Posey is an extraordinary woman who struggled to do the right thing for Eric, her 43-year-old husband, and their two young children. Through Eric’s continued deterioration, Posey leaned on her extraordinary sense of humor to deal with her mother’s death, her children’s bewilderment and her own grief. Her speaking is peppered with heartfelt, laughable zingers that speak to the craziness of the moment and her determination to make sense out of an altered life. Wendy Posey is a must-see for those who have ever been a caregiver for a loved one you no longer understand or even know.
RAMP’s luncheon seeks to entertain and educate a broad range of people. The desired result is for people who attend to be more aware and supportive of RAMP’s mission–to promote an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities. The luncheon also provides RAMP the opportunity to inform and update the community on its current efforts and successes. If you are interested in becoming a luncheon sponsor or wish to purchase tickets (by table, $300 for a table of 8, or individually, $40), please contact RAMP at (815) 968-7467 or visit the website, www.rampcil.org.
RAMP is a passionate partner for people with disabilities desiring to live a useful and rewarding life. RAMP empowers people with disabilities to realize there are no limits to what they can do by assisting them to live independently, make changes in their lives, seek peer support, obtain resources and remove barriers that threaten their dreams of independence. RAMP advocates the implementation of current laws, promotion of needed legislation and improvement of existing systems for disabled persons while working to diminish negative attitudes that threaten to impede equal access. RAMP advocates for and serves people with disabilities out of four offices in Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson and Winnebago counties.
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