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Member Spotlight: Brandon

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By: SD Network
Posted in: Member Spotlight

Brandon.jpgMeet Brandon. This camera enthusiast is a freelance content creator and also works as a communications assistant at a local television station. He’s determined not to let people tell him what he can and cannot do. He encourages people to think about how they can work around the challenges that they face and show others that there are many different ways of doing things. We’re so fortune to have him as a member of the Network.

What's your story?  Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Brandon is a freelance content creator and a communications assistant from Watertown. He tells us that throughout his life, people keep assuming what he can and can't do. He always has/had to prove he can do it, but in his own way. “Having one leg and a speech impairment can be hard at times but I work around the challenges,” he says.

How are you involved with self-determination? Why did you join the SD Network?

Brandon wants to encourage others that they can do stuff, but in their own ways. “I want to show that, even though we are “different” and have “different abilities,” it doesn’t mean we can do stuff as “normal” people do; we just do things in our own “different” way,” he explains.

Tell us some good news - what's the most exciting thing happening for you (or in Wisconsin) in terms of self-determination?

Some exciting news for Brandon is that he applied for first apartment. He has always lived with his parents.  He shares that he needs to challenge himself even more by doing things on his own and living on his own. “Of course, I’m excited to move out, so I have more freedom to do my own stuff I’m my own way,” he enthusiastically replies when asked if he was looking forward to moving out.

What tip or resource would you like to share with people who want to be more self-determined?

Brandon encourages people to look at their challenges in life, and think it through how can they work around them--show people you can do it in your own way!

What are some of your hobbies?

For Brandon, his “hobbies” are also part of his jobs. He enjoys doing camera work and graphic design. He also occasionally enjoys playing wrestling video games.

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