Stories to Inspire
A Card Game with Numbers Adds Up to Success
By Beth Lawler
My father, Kevin Lawler, was diagnosed with MS in 1976, at age 36. In the days of no MRI's (magnetic resonance imaging), it took a few years of symptoms before the diagnosis became clear. By 1986, he was in a wheelchair and had to stop working as a commercial real estate broker. By 2000, it became necessary for him to go to a nursing home. He has now been there for 12 years and my mother, Anne, visits him there daily after her workday in New York City.
My dad has since developed this game into an app, and renamed it "App-ithmetic." It is available now on iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Presently, the app is available for free download via the Apple iTunes store. He is so excited, as this game has been his lifeline over the years, giving him something to focus on and giving him a goal - to make this game a success. We are all hopeful that the game will become popular and perhaps even profitable for him, however, just having it available as an app is a huge achievement for my dad in itself.
My father is truly an inspiration to all who meet and work with him. He has risen above his daunting circumstances and is a role model to all who know him.
|Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 13:02|