Combining his excellent writing skills with his interest in advocacy for disability-related issues, Michael Sack served as a senior volunteer consultant of voter accessibility for just over two months, September until the election in November, with Emma Greenman’s campaign. She won the Minnesota State House of Representatives (63B) seat with
Despite the initial snowflakes of what would end up being an October record snowfall the following day, Kristi Quammen was excited to spend the afternoon at the 21 Roots Farm in Grant, Minnesota, just outside of Stillwater. After greeting Oats, her favorite barn cat, she led the way across the
Following the untimely death of his father when Meyer Belkin was just 14 years old, the young boy began a long, vacillating journey of selling drugs and his own drug abuse, incarcerations, career successes as well as homelessness, severe health issues, relapses and startling ‘wake-up calls’ — all leading to
Just a little more than a year ago, Amira was looking for her very first competitive job, unsure as to what career path she wanted to take. Today, she is working successfully at a Burger King in a small town in Central Minnesota and hoping to get training there to
As always, but especially during this COVID-19 pandemic crisis that is gripping the world, blood supplies are critical to addressing medical conditions. Jeanean Chatman is proud to be a phlebotomist with the American Red Cross collecting much-needed blood and plasma during these challenging times.
A compassionate person by nature, Jeanean,
After a 20-year absence from the work world, Kim Herman was happy and proud when she found the courage – and just the right job – to start working again.
Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and just months into her new job, Kim was laid off. She was disappointed, but
A prolific and exceptional artist, Heather Barber is a featured artist in this year’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Art of Possibilities Art Show and Sale. She created her painting, The Rose, in Rise’s Art Speaks program with Art Therapist Stacy Gross.
In her artist’s statement, Heather says: “I have a
Steven Eull is an independent, busy, hard-working guy who was recently featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press for his compassionate generosity.
Before Rise had to close Rise Stillwater due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Steven worked three mornings a week there on subcontract production work before taking Metro Mobility to
Having struggled for years with mental health issues herself, Amanda Cummings is now on the front lines assisting people who are especially challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a mental health practitioner at People, Inc.’s location in Coon Rapids, Amanda provides one-on-one and group support, assisting people with crisis prevention
By Advancement Intern LeeAnna White
On a typical Wednesday, Mike Steffen would be hard at work making sure the Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater is ready for its usual influx of thirsty guests coming in to enjoy their wide range of craft beer offerings.
But as we all well know, life