DRM would like to congratulate our 2022 Ernie Reynolds Contest Winners. Thank you for sharing your personal stories!

Please take a moment to read the winning essays.

1st Place – Tina Bertram
“Advocacy taught me that everyone matters. Being involved gave me the skills and confidence to become a part of my community and a regular job that I am very proud of. I think back to those early years and realize there is hope for everyone with a disability to have the life they want.”
Read Tina’s Essay 

2nd Place – Joseph Menter
“Helen Keller said, Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. I have found this to be true in my life as well.”
Read Joseph’s Essay

3rd Place – Craig Marglous
“I try to advocate for others in my position through the way I live my life. I love my life today and in the past, I was full of negativity. I am a success, and I can prove it today. I don’t have to prove it to anyone. I just live it in a positive, motivated, exceptional life.”
Read Craig’s Essay


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