“You’re not chained to your disability. It’s just something you’ve got to work with.”

Meet Rayanne Rysinger – an American dancer, author, and photographer. The removal of a brain tumor left Rayanne severely disabled as an 11-year-old. She wasn’t able to take her first unassisted steps until 17 years later. Not defined by her disabilities, she’s inspiring people between New York and Canberra with her resilience, compassion, and kick-ass attitude.

“You’re not chained to your disability. It’s just something you’ve got to work with.”

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, she also has some very important reminders for everyone about our shared human condition …

Rayanne Rysinger – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

“You’re not chained to your disability. It’s just something you’ve got to work with.”Meet Rayanne Rysinger – an American dancer, author, and photographer. The removal of a brain tumor left Rayanne severely disabled as an 11-year-old. She wasn’t able to take her first unassisted steps until 17 years later. Not defined by her disabilities, she’s inspiring people between New York and Canberra with her resilience, compassion, and kick-ass attitude. On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, she also has some very important reminders for everyone about our shared human condition …#IDPD #USwithAus B.FIRM

Posted by U.S. Embassy Canberra on Saturday, December 2, 2017