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Oct. 1, 2004

Bridges Speaker Demonstrates Success Against the Odds

Inspirational speaker Alvin Law will discuss overcoming life's obstacles and living a full life as part of the Bridges Series on Oct. 25, at 7 p.m North Hall Audtorium.

Born without arms and given up for adoption, Law has defied enormous odds to live a full life. He says his family and mentors were instrumental to his determination: A Little League coach had him "pinch" run every game, and his mother, who asked him to load the dishwasher, didn't complain when he broke half of the dishes in his first attempt. His high school music teacher worked with the shop teacher to build a special chair so he could play trombone with his feet.

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This speech is open to the public and free to UW-RF students. Nonstudent admission is $5. The Bridges Series is sponsored by the UW-RF Diversity Awareness Committee and is intended to foster a sense of acceptance, understanding and cooperation among members of the community. For more information call the Student Leadership Center at 715/425-4911.


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