“Here’s ‘America’s Least Wanted,’” joked Henry Geller when he arrived at Lifestyles for the Disabled Willowbrook campus, recalling his days as a resident of the former state school.
My day of being in a wheelchair is horrible. It’s horrible because of my circumstance. I want to be able to walk like other people. I want to kick a ball like other people. I want to be like a normal person. Not because I’m normal now, you know what I mean? I want to …
“People sometimes dismiss these feelings – my emotional attachment to my chair — but Freddy was alive to me. I gave Freddy a voice.”
Joseph Padalino discusses his life with cerebral palsy, his challenges, the highlights of his life, and his message to others who live with cerebral palsy. . Joseph Padalino viewing the Living with Cerebral Palsy video with his family. Photo 2: (left-right) Anne, Sergio and Joseph Padalino. Photos: Charles Rivera.