Disability Matters with Coach Jerry Kill

June 10, 2014
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Episode Description

Joyce welcomes Coach Jerry Kill, of the University of Minnesota Golden Gofers football team and Chanda Gunn, former Olympic hockey player to the show. Both individuals are among a group of athletes who are involved in a national campaign called Athletes vs. Epilepsy. This national Epilepsy Foundation campaign offers athletes the chance to compete in fundraising events to support the development of new therapies for people with epilepsy. In addition to discussion the Athletes vs. Epilepsy group, Coach Kill and Ms. Gunn will share their experience living with epilepsy and how they have overcome it.

Disability Matters

Disability Matters

Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.

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Joyce Bender

Joyce Bender

Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.

Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.

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