From the US Department of Labor Blog: “In the critically acclaimed film, ‘The Sessions,’ actor and Golden Globe nominee John Hawkes delivers a sensitive and moving portrayal of real-life journalist and poet Mark O’Brien. As a result of contracting polio as a child, O’Brien was paralyzed from the neck down and dependent on an iron lung, which he could leave for only limited amounts of time.
While the film is partly about living with physical limitations, it is also about something much more profound — how the connections forged between people have the power to lift the spirit, despite the considerable challenges life can bring.
Hawkes agreed to share his reflections on this fundamental part of the human experience in a submission to ‘What’s Your Connection?’, a national grassroots initiative that invites everyone — famous or not — to help illustrate the importance of connections among all people, including people with disabilities. Here’s an excerpt…”
keep reading… Reflecting on the Connections Between Us.