Creating Freedom

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Human Factor, Faith, Miracle, And A New Reach

January 12, 2011 by  
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Darlene Bertil was trapped under concrete for five days in Haiti’s earthquake. She lost both of her hands but not her spirit.


Nick Vujicic; Teaching Us All About Life

December 10, 2010 by  
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What a beautiful and inspiring video by Nick Vujicic.  Nick was born without any limbs but his love for life has carried him through.  Today he is an inspiration to all.

Please watch.


Disability = Ability

October 10, 2010 by  
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Last Friday, October 8th, I had the honor to produce the 2010 Media Access Awards.  While the last thing Hollywood needs is another event where everyone slaps each other on the back for a job well done, this was an event which deserved and deserves our full attention.

The Media Access Awards celebrates individuals and organizations in the entertainment and broadcast industries for their efforts in promoting the awareness and the accurate portrayal of the disability experience.

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Disability A Great Learning Tool For Life

April 22, 2010 by  
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Disability a great learning tool for life

By Robert David Hall, Special to CNN
April 21, 2010 11:39 a.m. EDT



  • Robert David Hall hates to admit it, but he still believes that “Love is all you need”
  • Hall says he’s a husband, father, brother, cousin, nephew, friend, co-worker
  • He says his disability, walking on prosthetic limbs, helped him find himself
  • His greatest joy is being the father of Andrew and husband of Judy

Editor’s note: Robert David Hall is an American actor, best known for his role as coroner Dr. Albert Robbins on the TV show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” He is a prominent advocate for disabled Americans.

(CNN) — Trying to answer the question “Who am I?” is a tricky undertaking. I tend to despise labels, but it’s probably helpful to have some idea of who you perceive yourself to be and how others perceive you.

It seems logical that you can examine this question from many angles: where you fit in statistically, physically, economically, spiritually, geographically, educationally and in so many other ways.

When I was a boy, my Cal Tech-educated father, an engineer and lawyer, used to tell me I was made up of nine dollars and 73 cents worth of chemicals and minerals. I’m fairly certain he was joking, but I think he was also trying to get me to consider the duality of humans, as both significant and insignificant. He certainly caused me to ponder who and what I am.

I grew up in many regions of the United States, and I’m a member of that particular “baby boomer” generation that came of age in the 1960s, so many things define me. I’m still guilty of believing that “Love is all you need,” although I usually keep that to myself. Without pretending to be all-encompassing, a few things pop to the front of my mind when I consider who I am.

I’m a human being, a presumably sentient being, living in the 21st century. I’m one of the fortunate who lives in the United States with good health and health care, a great job, a close family, good friends and, thanks to my wife, a beautiful home.

As a citizen of this country, I’m also a taxpayer, a consumer of many things and, I hope, someone who gives back something and isn’t too voracious in his consumption. I love my job acting on a TV show, and I value the people I work with.

I’m an imperfect but fairly responsive husband, father, brother, cousin, nephew, friend, co-worker and acquaintance.


Name: Robert David Hall
Age: 62
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey
Occupation: Actor, musician, father, husband

I’m also a survivor and a person with a disability. I became disabled in 1978 when I lost both legs in a freeway accident. An 18-wheeler truck hit me, and my car’s gas tank blew up, leaving me burned over 60 percent of my body. I spent several months in a hospital and learned to walk on two prosthetic limbs. I’ve gone on to success in my career in radio and as an actor and musician.

I used to hate the word “disability,” but I’ve come to embrace the fact that I’m one of more than 58 million Americans with some kind of physical or learning disability…Continued