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How a quadruple amputee overcame countless rejections to make his pilot dreams take off

Embark on the remarkable journey of Zach Anglin, a resilient quadruple amputee who dedicated himself to removing barriers on his path to becoming a pilot. Born without hands or feet, Anglin faced rejection from numerous flight schools, persisting in his unwavering pursuit. Securing a spot at the Spartan College of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he encountered multiple rejections from the Federal Aviation Administration. With determination and support from his mother, Anglin successfully removed these barriers, graduating from flight school and now sharing his expertise as an instructor.

As we seek solutions inspired by the Baha'i Teachings, the current Baha'i 9 Year Plan, and the exemplary life of Abdul-Baha, we recognize the importance of inclusivity for People with Disabilities within the our communities. Drawing inspiration from the teachings that emphasize unity and justice, we should strive to align the Accessibility and Inclusiveness for Baha'i programs, services, websites, and videos with these Baha'i principles, Teachings and Examples. As we navigate the journey outlined in the Baha'i 9 Year Plan, let's actively engage in removing barriers that prevent the full participation of People with Disabilities from participating in our programs and services. By following the examples set by Abdul-Baha, we can contribute to the creation of a community where People with Disabilities can engage meaningfully and share in the bounty of the Baha'i teachings. Join the collective movement to ensure that the solutions crafted are specifically tailored to benefit People with Disabilities, fostering an inclusive environment where barriers are removed and new horizons are unveiled.

Are we part of the solution or simply piling on more Discrimination and Oppression?  It's a choice!  It's always a choice!

 

Read the full article and watch the video: How a quadruple amputee overcame countless rejections to make his pilot dreams take off

 

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