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My Life My Mission

with Rene Steelman, President of Steelman Family Foundation Rene Steelman is a veteran of the US Navy and served in an era of few woman recruits and lots of sexual harassment. She learned early in her career as the only woman in the Navy photo lab that she had to fight for her rights and respect. As a wife, mother, and grandmother, she has accumulated a wealth of wisdom, experiencing some by choice, while others by the life’s journey she is...

Strategies for Helping Parents with Disabled Children

  Rene’ Steelman of the Steelman Family Foundation and who coaches parents of severely disabled children was here with strategies that have helped her and her family. *Stay in the present moment-It is so easy to project into the future and feel the defeat of years of toiling and going without sleep, missing out on activities, and the stress of caring for a disabled child into adulthood. Staying in the present moment prevents emotional overload. [Read More and watch the video at...

Everyday Heroes: Have wheels, will travel

The way Lisa Ledson talks about her new vehicle, you might think she got a Porsche or Ferrari. “I feel like we won this really cool lottery,” Lisa said. “There’s nothing stopping us now.” But Lisa’s new vehicle isn’t a sporty roadster, it’s a minivan — a wheelchair-accessible minivan that she said has changed her life. Her daughter, Hannah, has spastic cerebral palsy and needs a wheelchair or walker to get around. Lisa told KATU before getting the van, it...