Sunday, May 31, 2009

Disability advocate David Robar passes away

David Robar, who sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of a motorcycle accident in his 20's, lived in New Hampshire. Robar helped get the Work Incentive Act passed,which allows people with disabilities to purchase Medicaid insurance. He also spoke at the 2000 Democratic National Convention.

"He was tenacious when it came to the idea that people with disabilities should be considered equal citizens and have opportunities to achieve the American dream," said Clyde Terry, CEO of Granite State Independent Living, where Robar worked since 1992.

A video about David is below.

David Robar, 44 years old, died of pneumonia.

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