Author Archives: Hawken Miller

Young Rapper Hopes to Inspire Others With His New Book

Jacob Thompson began to hear an incessant ticking noise emanating from the engine of his 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. He played music to drown it. In doing so, he ignored a looming problem that ultimately put his car out of commission. That’s the metaphor Thompson uses when he describes his…

‘Day Undefined’ Helps Search for Adaptive Products

Liam Dougherty, who has Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), and Katelyn Leader, whose sister has an undiagnosed form of spinocerebellar ataxia, are creating a new website to connect people with all types of disabilities to consumer products that can help them in their daily lives. Day Undefined co-founders Dougherty,…

New Streaming Channel Showcases Rare Disease Films

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of a rare disease film festival originally slated for May, its organizers set out to find a new way to bring the films to an audience.  Co-founders Daniel DeFabio and Bo Bigelow, who are both fathers of children with…