About

Hi! I’m Sarah Levis. I’m a 40-year-old woman living in Ontario, Canada, and I’m so happy that you dropped by my blog today.

Important things to know about me:

  • I’m physically disabled. I had a stroke when I was 22 because of a brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM); a larger stroke after brain surgery to treat the AVM has left me with a weak left side. I walk with a cane outside (hence the name of my blog) and I have very little use of my left hand. Blog entries about my AVM, stroke, and stroke recovery journey can be found in the Reflections category.
  • I live in Ontario, Canada, but I’m a bit of an American news junkie. I talk a lot about American politics, especially during elections. I’m very proud to be Canadian, however….I’m especially proud of and grateful for our universal healthcare system.
  • I’ve worked with intellectually disabled people, either as a volunteer or paid staff person, since I was 15 years old.
  • I’m a writer as well as a disability advocate and activist. I like talking to people about accessibility in particular, and recently finished a course from Ryerson University in how to conduct accessibility audits on websites.
  • I’ve been writing this blog since June 2011, and I love talking to readers! If you want to chat, you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and at admin@girlwiththecane.com.

Thanks again for reading! – Sarah Levis

 

White, thirtysomething woman with dark blonde, shoulder-length hair hair, wearing a red t-shirt, sits in an armchair and smiles into the camera.

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