Projects list of mile stones in my life. 

I wanted to at least get a list out with plans explain in detail each project.

  • 2024-01 – Crippled Wisdom restart!
  • 2022-04-18 – Cervical Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • 2022-03 – Crippled Wisdom podcast episodes recorded
  • 2021-03 – Accent Project – “I May Speak With Accent But I Don’t Think With An Accent”
  • 2020-09 – Idea: “Capable Crippled” YouTube Series 
  • 2019-06 – Umpqua Bank Corporate Office
  • 2019-03 – Umpqua Bank Hazel Dell Branch 
  • 2018-07-24 – Crippled Wisdom Book  
  • 2018-05 – Idea: PSU Thesis Projects
  • 2017-10-24 – Idea: PSU Campus empathy project 
  • 2017-10-08 – Junction City – Crippled Wisdom Empathy Tattoo Project  
  • 2017-03-28 – Crippled Wisdom Sharing Session 
  • 2017-01-17 –  
  • 2015-02 – Real Life at Happy Trails Riding Center 
  • 20 –  
  • 2012 – Financial Education – AbleChange
  • 2011-01-11 Mom passing! 
  • 2010-08 – Meeting with John – Teach me how to fish. Financial education vision
  • 2008-11-22 – Hit by a drunk driver
  • 2007-March – October – U.C.P. Ride With Limits, S.T.P., Vine Ride, San Diego to Portland  
  • 2004 January –  Bought a boating – the adventure begins 
  • 2002ish 
  • 2000-November – Bought a house! 
  • 1997 – Ballroom dancing lessons
  • Seeing Through Diversity 
  • 1994 – Taxi the best horse! 
  • 1990-03-30 – Dad passing and farming  
  • 1987 – Holiday Center volunteering in O.T. Department

Crippled Wisdom Merch

“I May Speak With Accent But I Don’t Think With An Accent”

Crippled Wisdom Merch is created to be thought provoking as well as entertaining. “Uncripple Your Mind!!!” is the slogan of Crippled Wisdom and our merch reflects that. By wearing and/or displaying Crippled Wisdom Merch you are helping more individuals take pause and think about how they influence the people they come across. Let’s uncripple more minds beside our own.  

“I May Speak With Accent But I Don’t Think With An Accent” is a phrase my mother said when I was young and I never forgot it. When the asian hate issue developed in 2020-2021 I recalled my mom’s phrase and realized how relevant it is with the current events. It’s really goes beyond asian hate though. Everyone has an accent, a person just needs to travel far enough away from their local area to be heard with an accent. When we hear an accent we tend to judge a person based on their accent and is unfair and I will as far and say disrespectful. My accent is my speech impediment because of my Cerebral Palsy. Many individuals assume that I’m less intelligent because of my accent/speech impediment. I never get offended. I think there are no positive outcomes to becoming offended. The more people I come into contact with is more opportunities to open minds. I can only reach so many people in person especially during a pandemic and that why I’m developing Crippled Wisdom Merch. My goal which I hope can be our goal is to open minds not necessarily change minds with Crippled Wisdom Merch.

A BIG HUGE THANK YOU to Siobhan and Stella for being the artistic hands of Crippled Wisdom. Siobhan did an amazing job with the “I May Speak With Accent But I Don’t Think With An Accent” project. Stella, who is only 15 did an awesome job with the “Campaigning For Enlightened Humans” project. I look forward to more project with both of these amazing artists.

Crippled Wisdom Empathy Tattoo Program

We could tell you all about our understanding of empathy, about how much it changes how you interact with others, how you listen, learn, and teach. But that wouldn’t really be YOUR understanding of empathy! We’ve devised a simple program to gain empathy by literally changing how people look at you, and in turn, how you look at yourself from the outside in and inside out.

Kevin started this program after thinking about how hard it is to explain what it feels like to be a disabled person in a world designed for able bodies.

Here’s how it works. get a hold of one of our Crippled Wisdom tattoos (like the one pictured on this page). Apply the tattoo to your face, preferably somewhere conspicuous like your forehead, cheek, or neck. Be brave with where you place the tattoo, you’ll get more out of it.

Then, wear the tattoo for at least 24 hours and go everywhere you typically do, talk to people the way you typically do, socialize the way you typically do.

You’ll be looked at, stared at, asked why you have a Crippled Wisdom tattoo on your face. You might even be teased. These are things that happen to anyone with a disability every day. But, the nonverbal reaction is only a small part of it. It’s the conversations you have because of that tattoo that matter most – conversations with yourself and conversations with others.

Can you do it? Do you feel different with the tattoo? Do others look at you differently than they usually do? Do you socialize differently? Do you feel you are being judged unfairly?

Wearing the Crippled Wisdom Empathy Tattoo starts from the perspective of disability, but it’s really about perspective. Period. And not just your perspective. Seeing how others see the world from the outside in is the most powerful of perspectives. It allows us to dig deep, learn, grow, and truly make every day better than the last.

We look forward to hearing about your experience on our Crippled Wisdom Facebook page or Instagram or Twitter.

Crippled Wisdom Tattoo

Instructions for applying the Crippled Wisdom Empathy Tattoo

Step 1. Peel off glossy adhesive film that is covering the Crippled Wisdom Empathy Tattoo.

Step 2. Place the Crippled Wisdom Empathy Tattoo onto your skin. Making sure to apply ample amount of pressure to ensure placement of the image.

Step 3. Wet a towel and dab the tattoo well for about 10 seconds. Make sure that that entire surface of the paper is covered with water in order for the tattoo to transfer properly.

Step 4. Once the paper has been properly moistened, remove the backing paper slowly.

Step 5. That it! Reveal your Crippled Wisdom Empathy Tattoo and get ready for a life changing experience!

Crippled Wisdom Empathy Card Program Coming Soon!

The Crippled Wisdom Empathy Card is designed to bring awareness of how individual actions impact a group, community and a society. When acts of kindness or rudeness are observed an empathy card is to be given indirectly and after the act has past. By doing this it only give acknowledgement that the individual committed an act of kindness or rudeness was observed. Rewarding or shaming actions do not improve basic behavior. The individual receiving the card then automatically begins to reflect on all their actions prior to receiving the card. This pondering of actions builds self-awareness and understanding that actions are noticed. The second component to the program is monitoring and reporting which strengthen community awareness.

Original Etiquette Card