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Author Archives: Shubhankar Jain

http://www.hantschick.de/

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A child of the age of 15. Going to high school, just like the rest of you. But one thing makes him stand out from the rest. People stare as him as he strolls by in his 50 pound electric wheelchair with a man behind him, guiding him to his classes. People try avoiding him […]

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Homeless in San Francisco : Cupertino High School UN Story Challenge

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Photo Courtesy of Pedronet On the first day of Winter Break, I was signed up for a mission’s trip to the Soma district in San Francisco. There, I and a few friends were told to go out around the neighborhood and talk to the homeless people. We then made a lunch for ourselves, and went […]

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My Grandfather : By John Zhao – Cupertino High School UN Story Challenge

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My grandfather has Parkinson’s disease. He used to be a tall, athletic, smart man. As a high school student, he was a good basketball player. He even helped found a university in Shanghai. Having Parkinson’s disease has taken away most of his mobility and cognitive capabilities. As a child, I almost always visited my grandparents […]

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Others Like Me : By Herman S – Grace Community Center

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Photo Courtsey of me’nthedogs Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has played a major role in my life, especially since I was a teenager. It was at that time that it came into fruition to the point where I could no longer function normally. At that time, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder was totally unknown even in the psychiatric community. […]

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Three Qualities : By James M – Grace Community Center

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In the past year I’ve discovered qualities about [me] that I had not given myself credit for in the past. Here are 3 qualities about myself that I’d like to share. First, I am able to endure a great deal of hardship. I’ve lived with a disability and a disease that nearly took my life. […]

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Anything Is Possible : By Emilio S – Grace Community Center

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Photo courtesy of Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ As a young man radio had always interested me. I would listen at night with my radio under my pillow until I would fall asleep. As I grew up radio became my best friend, and from AM pop to FM culture I listened when I could. Radio soon became records, and then […]

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WorldWeDream – Covered by South Asian Insider

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Read here the article that talked about WorldWeDream in South Asian Insider. http://thesouthasianinsider.com/pages/Page03.pdf SouthAsianInsider_Page03

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Cake

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Photo – Courtesy of bloggyboulga Photo – Courtesy of bloggyboulga No other piece of cake in the world would’ve felt so much rejection. It was a beautiful cake, chocolate and white-cream with nice little red cherries on top, the kind little children would crave- for in their dreams. Even as I began to protest, a […]

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Grace Community Center

Today, I visited the Grace Community Center in Downtown San Jose for a presentation. Not really knowing what to expect and strapped up with my backpack and laptop, I waited outside the place until 9 a.m. I wasn’t aware of what Grace Community Center did or any of the sort. But when I stepped out […]

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My Visit to Abilities United

Today, I had the opportunity to visit Abilities United, an organization in Palo Alto with the a mission similar to ours: Abilities United champions people with developmental and physical challenges and provides the training, education, and support they need to lead the lives they choose. Wendy Kuehnl, their amazing Director of Marketing and Communications, was […]

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Time : By Jane Parks-McKay

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Photo Courtesy of Brenda Anderson Dateline: 1980’s Coming out of some time off after years of teaching, I found myself volunteering for a cable tv show shot out of De Anza College. Called “On the Move” and produced by Able Cable Productions, the show was founded on the principal of “I Can-do” by the disabled […]

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A Different Disability: By Srinivaas S.

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Every year, my family makes or at least attempts to make a visit to India. The visits have been happening ever since I was able to walk and they will continue on. These trips have been nothing more than reunions with family, sightseeing, and idle relaxation. However, that has changed recently. Last summer vacation, my […]

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HOHAE: By Joshua Park

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Edited by Sunwoo Jeong Photo Courtesy of norrisbaby Last year, I had the opportunity to watch a documentary about a child who had been inflicted with cancer. While watching this film, I could see the exhaustion on his face from of all of the treatments and medications that he had to go through on a […]

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Cupertino High School United Nations Club Event – Write a Story Challenge

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WorldWeDream in San Jose Mercury News

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WorldWeDream was covered in San Jose Mercury News on Mar 19th, 2012.   http://www.mercurynews.com/cupertino/ci_20185318/cupertino-high-student-dreams-opportunities-those-disabilities

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Compassion: By Jesse Zhou

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I’ve always thought of my grandma as inferior. She can’t read or write, and doesn’t understand deep concepts, not because she wasn’t educated well, but because she never got the chance to learn. My grandma was born during a time when girls weren’t allowed to educated in China, and furthermore, she was born to a […]

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WorldWeDream in Cupertino Courier

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WorldWeDream got covered in Cupertino Courier. Cupertino Courier (Vol 64, #14) March 16th, 2012 (Page 15).      

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Skilled Hands – By Kalpana Aroda

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Edited by – Sunwoo Jeong Photo Courtesy of Muffet Most of my childhood was spent in a government “bungalow”. My family used to have chairs that were made up of thick nylon threads, knotted around the chair frame. These threads were weaved in a unique way which gave the chair enough strength to hold the […]

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Mother-Daughter: Poem By Judy Paulson

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Photo Courtsey of daveparker Mother: I see your potential; proudly stand by your side Take you out in the open; don’t let you hide Holding on to your hand; holding on really tight I’ll stand by your side; day and night.   I’ll give you the courage to stand straight and tall Try new experiences; […]

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My Boss, Angie: By Judy Lipcsak

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­­­­When I graduated from college, my first “real” job was a Program Coordinator for The Muscular Dystrophy Association in my area. My boss was an amazing woman named Angie. She was the MDA Director for the Beaver, Butler, Lawrence & Mercer counties in Pennsylvania. Angie was not only the director of a multi-county area, but she […]

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Dream Come True: By Julie Paulson

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Photo Courtsey of peterp I met Julie at Via West Open House on Saturday March 10th. She met us warmly and offered to take us to tour of Via West. When she heard about WorldWeDream she was moved and promised to write her own story. Here is the speach that she gave at Via Services […]

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Amazing Week at WorldWeDream

WorldWeDream has been an amazing journey so far. In just 6 weeks after we re-launched in Jan, who would have imagined that we would be able to make a big global impact? We are now getting visitors from 30+ (33 to be exact) countries. Who would have imagined that we could inspire 1000’s of people? […]

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Silence Is Truly Golden : By Panchavan Parivendan

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Photo Courtesy of Adhi Rachdian When we think of great leaders, we always assume that they must be able to speak; able to stir the masses. But, a true leader does not say much. He does not command with his words but by his actions. I know a man – a great man in the southern […]

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Powerful Leader: By Anonymous

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When I was a student in graduate school, I met one of the most attractive personality Pat (name changed to protect privacy). Not only was Pat very beautiful but she was a leader of the class. She was always very active in activites around the campus. One day  she suffered from a deep tragedy that would […]

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ViaServices – Special Lives… Special Challenges… Special Needs…

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In the early 1940s, public schools were not required to provide educational services to children with disabilities. Children and adults with disabilities most often lived idle, isolated existences with little community contact and no educational or recreational opportunities. In 1945, two women in the community, Frances Anderson and Faye Braely, became aware of one 13-year […]

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Need Story Editors

Due to tremendous response to the story challenge, we have quite some stories in the pipeline. We need help in editing some of these stories so that they can get published in time. If you are interested in helping us out then please contact us worldwedream@gmail.com. Thanks, -Shubhankar

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Tony – My Friend : By Anonymous

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About seven years ago I met a young man named Tony. He was 16 years old  trying to get by in an over populated high school not far from home. When he was  3 he had a terrible accident wich left him in a full body cast for 6 months. He  fell out of a […]

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No Arms… No Sweat!!!: By Kim Sullivan

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Recently, I was going through a challenging time in my life and would satisfy my chocolate craving every Tuesday with a chocolate milkshake from the local Dairy Queen.  Regardless of what time of day I stopped by the Dairy Queen each Tuesday, there was a young man with no arms, with another older gentleman who […]

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Huge Response with Write a Story Challenge

We are getting a massive response from everyone around the world about our Write a Story Challenge! The visits on our site have increased by 500% and we’re getting numerous stories submitted to us. Thanks to everyone, WorldWeDream is slowly teaching the community about that we as a whole should focus more on one’s abilities […]

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My Brother: By TS

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  As a child I grew up with my younger brother having Lowe’s Syndrome. He was in a wheelchair for half of his lifetime and was able to learn how to walk. He loved to sing his favorite song: the peanut butter and jelly song that his school had taught him. He was very popular […]

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Cupertino High School U.N. Event – Write a Story

Thanks to the Cupertino High School United Nations Club and Mrs. Adrienne Harber, WorldWeDream has set up an event for high school students to participate in the story challenge. On March 30th, 2012, in the Cupertino High School Computer lab from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., students will be able to come into the computer lab […]

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WorldWeDream in Local News – Cupertino Patch

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Checkout this news article about WorldWeDream in Cupertino Patch. http://cupertino.patch.com/articles/worldwedream-wants-your-inspirational-stories  

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Rain : By Gautam Khandelwal

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It was rainy season in Pune, India. It was raining heavily when I was passing by Corporation bridge.  I had bad backache therefore I used to go by car everywhere those days.  I was feeling good that I am inside the car.  That was very crowded square, everybody was either inside some vehicle or under […]

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Win AMC Movie Tickets – Write a story challenge

THIS STORY CHALLENGE IS NOW OVER You can still submit your stories. WorldWeDream challenges you to write about a positive experience that you have had with a person with a disability and how it taught you something new or shaped you as a person. These inspirational recounts teach the community that all of nature’s gifts […]

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Thank you Mrs. Rocha

Many thanks to Mrs. Rocha for giving me the opportunity to speak to the juniors of Cupertino High School about WorldWeDream. Your support and encouragement is very much appreciated. Shubhankar Jain

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Like a good neighbour … : By Satish Sachdeva

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There is nothing quite like growing vegetables in your very own backyard. The subtle play between the reds, yellows, and greens as a plant sprouts out its precious gift to the world. The blending of hues and shades, the changing of forms and shapes, as you painstakingly nurture something from  the earth itself… Again, there […]

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Thanks Coach Armstrong – For featuing WorldWeDream.com on tinorunners.org

Thanks Coach Armstrong for supporting WorldWeDream.org and believing in the mission. By featuring it on http://tinorunners.org site, you are helping us change the world through inspiration and compassion.

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Official Partner of PHP

Parents Helping Parents (PHP – http://php.com) strives to improve the quality of life for any child with special need through education, support and training. We are now official partners of PHP and are listed on their resources page. PHP members can now avail our video resume services. Looking forward for more of such fruitful partnerships […]

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Story of Bob Hunter – Inspirational mentor, coach, friend and teacher: By Naveen Jain

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Mr. Bob Hunter began his career at Miller Middle School in 1960 at the young age of 28. During his 39 years of physical education teacher, he impacted thousands of young students. He was a mentor and a friend to many. These friendships that he developed with his students continued to flourish even after they […]

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WorldWeDream got Visitors from 17 countries in 6 continents

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Last week has been an amazing week. We are getting a lot of traction from everywhere. We got visitors from 17 different countries spanning North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.   Thanks to everyone for spreading the word. -Shubhankar

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Every Little Bit Counts! : By Satish Sachdeva

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On our last summer vacation, as usual, my family and I loaded up our car with bottled water.  While enjoying cold water on the hot summer drive, my older son Ankit (He is 9 years old) read the word “CRV” on the water bottle label and asked me about it.  He was surprised to learn […]

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Little Charmer : By Astha Gupta

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Last summer my sister joined a Casio keyboard class at a local music school. It was her fervent desire to learn to play the instrument. The school had students of all age groups who wanted to learn how to sing and play a musical instrument. Among the students, there was a notable individual: an eight […]

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Should the fastest man with no legs participate in London Olympics? : By Naveen Jain

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Oscar Pistorius is a South African runner; however, he is not any normal runner. He is a double amputee. He was born with congenital issues with his legs and at the age of 11 months, both his legs were amputated between the knees and ankles. In spite of this, he participated in numerous sports in his […]

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Why bother? Someone else will take care of it…: By Kalpana Aroda

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Last year.. but really not so long ago, just a month back.. we spent a glorious weekend with friends in Angels Camp  and then decided to surprise mom and dad and went straight to LA from Angels Camp to spend a holiday week with them.  By the time we reached LA, it was late in […]

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Impossible isn’t a word : By Shubhankar Jain

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Since I was six years old, I have been playing competitive soccer. Starting off as a small three and a half foot kid simply kicking the soccer ball in almost any direction, I have grown and developed my soccer skills to an extent that last year I played on my high school’s varsity soccer team […]

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Official Partner of Sandlot Hero

We have recently become partners with Sandlot Hero, a non profit organization that helps accomplish dreams by sharing them with the community. Both of us believe that through stories of compassion and inspiration, we can accomplish a whole lot and WorldWeDream wants to teach everyone in the world that people with special needs have no […]

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Partners with Ascent Employment Program

WorldWeDream has made its first partnership with Ascent Employment Program! People can come in to the office and WorldWeDream will be there every Thursday so that people can set up an appointment with us to record video resumes for them. Thank you Ascent! -Shubhankar Jain

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WorldWeDream’s Story

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My little brother Paras was born in November, 2000. 18 months later, he was diagnosed with autism. As he grew older, my family and I saw the communication and behavioral difficulties that he faced. We were blessed to find organizations in our area that helped Paras overcome these challenges. We experienced services given to Paras […]

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