Cindy Edson, and her husband Mike, have spend 20+ years as volunteers in service in Uzbekistan. They’ve fought a hard battle to gain acceptance from the government and society for young people with disabilities.
During these decades they came to learn more about themselves than anything else.
One insight is that our own misconceptions about other people—particularly those with disabilities—cripples our ability to help them.
This TED talk is a fascinating account of their adventures.