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Tom Olin Needs Your Cards and Letters

Tom Olin is in Intensive Care Unit in Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. We are asking everyone in the Independent Living community to send him cards and letters for two reasons:

  1. To show our love and support.
  2. Tom is seriously ill and needs the best medical care possible. Hospitals are like all institutions. If doctors and staff know people are watching and that Tom is important to many people, they may well give more attention and better medical care.

Image: Tom Olin stands on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Please send your cards and letters today to:

Tom Olin
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
8026 Floyd Curl Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229

Tom is the social documentarian of the disability rights movement. He spent his life in the grassroots, building that incredible collection of iconic photos of our historic struggle for civil rights and inclusion. Many of you know him from the Annual Conference on Independent Living and the Road to Freedom Bus Tour, which toured the country twice, in 2007 and 2014-2015 during the 25th anniversary of ADA.

Now is our chance to give back to Tom. Please distribute this notice widely.

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