Tue, Jan 23, 2024

5:30 PM – 7 PM PST (GMT-8)

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TYKH 111

1500 SW Chandler, Bend, OR 97132, United States




“Pure Grit” is a collection of essays about people living with physical disability while pursuing their dreams. Join authors Lily Collison and Kara Buckley, and Paralympic medaling swimmer and cyclist Kelly Crowley, to learn their stories and how "grit" played a role throughout their journeys.

STUDENTS: The OSU-Cascades Library has multiple copies of "Pure Grit" for borrowing. These copies were graciously donated by OSU-Cascades faculty member Dennis Lynn, so be sure to thank him!
Food Provided (Light refreshments for registered guests.)


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Lily Collison

Lily Collison is program director at Gillette Children’s Healthcare Press. Her youngest son was diagnosed with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy at age one. In an effort to learn more about spastic diplegia, she completed a research master’s degree at University College Dublin, evaluating the outcome of a treatment for the condition. She is also the author of “Spastic Diplegia –Bilateral Cerebral Palsy,” a guide to help families understand and navigate the condition. She is a member of the board of directors of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

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Kara Buckley

Kara Buckley spent 17 years in sports marketing, including as a senior advisor to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and as a director of global marketing with Visa. She has also worked with Riot Games, Division Street and the LA28 Organizing Committee. She is a member of the board of directors of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

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Kelly Crowley

Kelly Crowley is a Paralympic medalist in both swimming and cycling, and an advocate for disability-inclusion.

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