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Disaboom Survey Reveals 52 Percent of Americans Would Rather be Dead Than Disabled
Date:7/9/2008

of education would rather die than live with a severe disability. Of those with a college education, 57 percent answered that they'd rather die than live with a severe disability, versus 30 percent of respondents who have not completed a high school education.

Dr. Glen House, founder of Disaboom, wants to quash these statistics and is dedicated to changing America's perception of disability. House, himself a quadriplegic since his 20s, founded Disaboom to create the first interactive online community dedicated to improving the way people with disabilities live their lives. As the first student in a wheelchair to graduate from the University of Washington School of Medicine, the first person to climb 14,110-foot Pikes Peak in a wheelchair, and also a doctor, inventor, extreme sports enthusiast, husband and father, House hopes that Disaboom will spark a paradigm shift in the way America views disability.

"I want to share ways for people to understand that disability isn't the end of life. It can be a new beginning," said House. "Disability touches more than 54 million Americans. My goal with Disaboom has been to provide the information, community, and connection that will enable people to pave a path that supports new goals and dreams - and determine the way they will choose to live forward."

In its effort to engage, educate and encourage people with disabilities, as well as their friends, family and caregivers, Disaboom offers the following resources:

Information: A comprehensive information source for people touched by disability, www.disaboom.com offers recommendations from medical professionals; articles about disability-related legislation, caregiving and education; listings of accessible products and services; a job bank and hundreds of additional resources to improve the daily lives of people w
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