‘Thank you for treating me like a human’ - a story of inclusion

Posted on: Monday, 3 December 2018

While at our quarterly meeting of EOS Implementers, I heard a story from a fellow Rotarian (Newport Beach) that impressed upon me the true meaning of inclusion. My favorite part of the story happens when my well-meaning friend Will asked Jen to think about her limitations before figuring out how she could best assist him at work. Her response was precious, and a good reminder that service above self applies everywhere.

Read the Los Angeles Times article here.

An update to the story: Will mentioned that each time he has a particular need (someone to handle his many emails, coordinate his schedule, etc.), Jen has easily stepped up to the task.

[Ed note: The article incorrectly states that Jen has cerebral palsy.]

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