Student Equity Speaker Series: Handicap This

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Long Beach City College, LAC Campus

T-1200

4901 E. Carson St.

Long Beach, CA 90808

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Please join us as Tim Wambach tells the story of Handicap This: 2 friends, 1 wheelchair, and a lifetime of lessons in perseverance. This is a 2-man live stage show, making audiences laugh, cry, stand up and cheer.

It all started in the spring of 2001 when Tim Wambach stopped by a school district office on a whim. He put in an application to be a substitute teacher and that’s when the wheel of fate began to roll. Soon, he found himself face-to-face with a 12 year-old kid named Mike Berkson, a warm, funny, optimistic genius trapped in a body challenged by Cerebral Palsy. The teacher was in for the biggest lesson of his life. Tim became Mike’s one-on-one aide and formed a friendship at that middle school—a bond that has continued to this day—with an incredible revelation that would change lives everywhere and an amazing physical act that inspired tens of thousands. Each discovered something within the other that connected them. Each discovered in the other something that inspired them.

Their friendship has spanned over a decade, but the adventure is just beginning. They have broken down the barriers that separate people. What started out as two friends dreaming of a way to make a difference has become so much more. To date, they have had more than 33 performances from Scranton, PA to Glendale, AZ to just about everywhere in between and over 20,000 people have witnessed this amazing true story. They have been hired by high schools, colleges, universities and corporations to bring diversity and inclusion to the forefront.

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Long Beach City College, LAC Campus

T-1200

4901 E. Carson St.

Long Beach, CA 90808

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