Each month BPDD features a different leader in Wisconsin living with a disability. “What’s the Word?” is an opportunity to hear directly from self-advocates about what’s important to them. This month’s column comes from BPDD board member, Kelly Weyer!

Below is a short excerpt from her column but you can read the full piece by clicking the button below. 

“My name is Kelly, and I was born in July of 1990. I have a congenital Heart Defect which is called Tetralogy of Fallot. As a baby I went to three different hospitals before I came home for the first time. The doctors thought I would not survive but they saved my life. I was also born with hearing loss and I’m thankful that I have hearing aids to help me hear better even though I can read people’s lips. My hobbies are horseback riding, drawing, and reading.”

If you or somebody you know would like to be featured in “What’s the Word?” contact Jeremy at jeremy.gundlach@wisconsin.gov.