“My desire is to create a dialogue between people with and without disabilities and for us to understand that we have more in common than not.”
Bethpage, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014
“This story is about how we all have our own journey with many hills and valleys, even some dark tunnels to dredge through,” says Tscherne. “It is only when we begin to process these experiences that they begin to transform into life experiences versus viewing them as negative experiences.”
Tscherne, who was born with cerebral palsy, says that his journey has basically been one of self-love. For many years, he stubbornly refused to accept his condition. When he finally stopped fighting it, he found himself evolving into a better person. “I became humble and empowered and began to understand love,” he recalls.
In sharing his story, Tscherne hopes to give a voice to others in similar situations. “My desire is to create a dialogue between people with and without disabilities and for us to understand that we have more in common than not.”
“The Little Engine That Did It”
By Dr. Richard John Tscherne
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 150 pages | ISBN 9781452584065
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 150 pages | ISBN 9781452584041
E-Book | ISBN 9781452584058
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About the Author
Richard John Tscherne is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified rehabilitation counselor with 20 years of experience in the field of disabilities. After overcoming obstacles related to his cerebral palsy, he strived to empower others with disabilities by helping them change their attitudes about themselves. He has a full life as a Freemason and a Shriner clown, entertaining young children with orthopedic disabilities and burns at Shriner’s hospitals in Boston and Philadelphia. Tscherne resides in the state of New York.
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