Born in 1912 with stumps instead
of legs, Henry Viscardi, Jr. has been an inspiration to millions. This
moving documentary presents the story of Viscardi's remarkable life. Overcoming
tremendous odds, Viscardi graduated from high school and went to college.
At the age of twenty-seven, Henry was able to utilize artificial limbs
for the first time. As a pioneer of the disabled movement that revolutionized
education, rehabilitation, and employment of the disabled, Viscardi founded
the National Center for Disability Services and the Henry Viscardi School
for the Disabled. Henry's wife and four daughters lovingly testify to
his commitment and dedication. At the age of eighty-two, he still travels
the world promoting his message: face the world boldly, always have hope,
stop dividing it into able-bodied and disabled, and concentrate on what
a person can do.
of Henry Viscardi, Jr.
Ann Balderston-Glynn and Monsignor Tom Hartman; Director: Rose Russo