Ola Ojewumi is an activist, journalist, and community organizer based in Washington, D.C. A graduate of University of Maryland College Park, she is the founder of two nonprofits: Sacred Hearts Children's Transplant Foundation and Project ASCEND.
I received a heart transplant and, five hours later, a kidney transplant from the same donor. I cheated death only to be met with a lifetime of disabilities. Very few people expected me to succeed. But I put on my headphones.
I'm not a leech on your resources. I am among the 11 percent of disabled Americans who are college-educated and part of the American workforce.
I am one of millions of people of color and people with disabilities whose lives will forever be changed by our decision to elect Donald Trump.
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