Myra Goldick

Myra Goldick, http://www.myragoldick.com, as a child struggled to overcome a dysfunctional family life, extreme poverty, and homelessness. Paralyzed by polio and meningitis at the age of ten, she found herself unable to move one single muscle. Initially she was totally dependent on her mother for her every basic need. Through rehabilitation, surgeries, passion, and perseverance, she regained some of her mobility. Driven by a desire to succeed, she finished school, married, and built a successful career in corporate America. Later in life, she experienced a total role reversal when she became her aging, ill mother’s caregiver, while at the same time struggling to manage post-polio syndrome. Today she is a speaker, author (“Dancing on our Disabilities” is one of her books), professional artist, coach, Internet talk radio host of two shows, and a disability advocate for both the challenged and the caregiver. Her motto is “happiness is a choice” regardless of the challenges life creates.