A. I became an editorial writer out of medical necessity.
(As a dad I believed I could find a fix, and I knew I had to try.)
Historically, parents of disabled children live isolated and uninformed lives, perpetually at the mercy of doctors, hospitals, therapists, and incompetent bureaucracies.
Just like our kids, we too can become dependent.
Now there's the Internet.
B. The Internet is not just a new medium but a new frontier, kind of like the Wild West.
Just 15 years ago you had to go to the library to seek and find information.
Now the information comes to you.
The web logged a treatment proven to correct brain-injury since at least the 1930's. Incredibly, Medicare bans its use for that purpose while Medicaid for disabled children mandates its use for that purpose.
C. A strong message travels far when fueled by the truth.
Jimmy Freels v Georgia Medicaid became the model for other parents across the US.
I threw gas on the fire with new methods and techniques to both exploit and leverage the power of the internet to inform, encourage, empower, and finally unite other families to utilize the same Medicaid law to change the future for their disabled children.
And thousands more.
D. My most rewarding campaign will never win any advertising awards.
As a result, the universe of cerebral palsy will never be the same.
Nor will traumatic brain-injury.
Nor will autism.
Down's Syndrome is next.
And stroke, Alzheimer's, and more.
A lot of my editorial work has been online, but I’m also sought out by a number of traditional-media print publications. A sampling of articles are available here.