Young adults with physical disabilities find independence
Champions Place Resident
Published Dec 03, 2020
Editor’s Note: Ryan Carroll is a resident of Champions Place, a shared living residence for young adults in the Greater Atlanta area. Today, he’s sharing what living at Champions Place means to him.
Ever since I was young, I’ve dreamed about being able to live on my own. As I was growing up, I experienced seizures that resulted in over one hundred surgeries and the removal of half my brain. For most of my life, my parents have taken me everywhere I needed to go and helped me take advantage of opportunities like the Titan Community. It’s a group of about 80 young adults with physical disabilities who meet twice a month for wheelchair sports and social functions.
As a Titan, I’ve met friends who have become like family, and they all face similar challenges in finding affordable living opportunities that accommodate our physical [...]