Videos produced by The Whole Person
Jon Brick, videographer: "I am a whole person" - Published on Nov 17, 2015
Life takes unexpected turns. And we navigate them the best we can.
But obstacles are everywhere. To some, they may not look like much. To me, they represent a daily challenge.
A lot of people in America have disabilities. There’s a whole community of us out there.
We’re spirited. We’re strong. We’re bold. We are just like everyone else.
And, with just a little assistance, we can do anything we set our minds to.
I am Candice Minear. I advocate independent living for people with disabilities.
And I am a whole person.
Created by Lisa Marie Evans and contributing photographers: Candice Minear
With great sadness, The Whole Person (TWP) announces that Candice Minear, Development and Community Relations Specialist, Resource Development Department, passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2017 at her home. Candice began her career with TWP on December 9, 2013, as a Disability Rights Advocate, passionate to use her life experiences to champion independent living for individuals with disabilities seeking a more inclusive and accessible Kansas City community. We honor our colleague Candice Minear and her contribution to the advocacy of people with disabilities in the Kansas City community with this slideshow video of images showing her vast influence in our organization.
Lisa Marie Evans, video and editing: "Building Community" - Published on Sep 8, 2016
The Whole Person connects people with disabilities to the resources they need by supporting independent choice and advocating for positive change in the community. We lead by example: A majority of our Board of Directors and staff are people with one or more disabilities.
Jon Brick, videographer: Published in 2014
"Taking an urban 1929 textile factory in the heart of the city and giving it a new purpose is already challenging. But when the building needs to be adapted for use by a nonprofit that works with people with disabilities, not just incorporating Universal Design but exemplifying it in an environmentally responsible way, then the project starts to get interesting." - Peter Sloan, 360 Architecture