KEYSER - In a world where society has come so far, there are still many barriers when it comes to those who are different.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - In a world where society has come so far, there are still many barriers when it comes to those who are different.
The American Disabilities Act took steps toward accessibility, but there is still an issue of acceptability and that is something Differently Abled Buddies hopes to promote with A “Walk” in My Shoes.
“Maybe people would be nicer if they could walk a mile in someone else’s shoes,” said Tammy Ambrose, advocate and the inspiration for the event.
Not everyone with a physical or intellectual disability was born that way and everyone is one blink away from being the one in the wheelchair or who needs assistance with daily living.
Whether a car runs a red light resulting in brain damage or a fall down the stairs results in paralysis, it is important to recognize how others go through their daily lives facing such challenges.
“You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate our uniqueness with activities designed to both challenge and inspire,” said Shannon Murphy. “Come meet some amazing people and broaden your horizons while having a great time.”
Set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Keyser Presbyterian Church on Mineral Street, the event will feature food, games, resources and favors.
Participants are invited to participate in relays, corn hole and obstacle courses with a challenging twist.
The event is open to people of all ages, as those with different abilities come in all ages and abilities.
This event is sponsored by the Chat and Chew and friends of Differently Abled Buddies. Anyone wishing to volunteer or contribute is urged to contact Murphy at Potomac Highlands Guild 304-788-2241 ext. 29 or shannons@phgmail.net.
“We would love to share this experience with you. Let’s be inspired together,” says Murphy.