“He was always optimistic and we were always optimistic. Still are.” LeDon Clayborn’s upbeat outlook on life has helped him and his son overcome the daunting challenges of his son’s physical disability. Together they are helping others find the silver linings in incredibly tough situations.
With widespread stress and anxiety levels soaring in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, social upheaval, economic downturn, unemployment, and overt racism, LeDon and Drew’s impressively resilient mindsets are a breath of fresh air – and a source of much needed inspiration.
“This isn’t the end. There is nothing you can’t do.” One wrong backflip transformed Drew from an active teenage athlete to a quadriplegic. But it did not transform his spirit. Drew – & his father – provide us all with an incredible message of hope in the face of extreme challenge.
As Minority Mental Health Awareness Month continues, we look deeper at the unique mental health issues which minorities face on a regular basis, like racial battle fatigue (RBG). We also recognize and celebrate Disability Awareness Day by sharing Drew’s story of triumphing despite his physical disability.
We will also hear from Dr. Philip Lanzisera, Ph.D., ABPP Henry Ford Health System, who explains the mental health effects of something as severe as becoming quadriplegic through an accident – an experience Drew knows all too well.
Hear how Drew has dealt with his situation, and the incredible example he offers to us all.