‘Mile in My Shoes’ Day hopes to bring understanding about people with disabilities

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – White County is debuting a new event for Disability Awareness Month. March 20 will be “Mile in My Shoes” Day.

During the day, community leaders, elected officials and any interested individuals are invited to spend a day in the life of a person with a disability.

Cathy Gross, Monticello’s American Disability Act coordinator, said with so many senior citizens in the community, most people know at least one person with a hearing or seeing disability.

Monticello’s advisory council president Jim Kramer says he can empathize with those who have a disability. “I deal with a disability everyday with a back injury. So, I know some [about] what it’s like.”

If you want to participate on March 20, you can contact Cathy Gross by phone at 574-583-4568 or by e-mail at adacoordinator@monticelloin.gov.

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