Cindy has been a life-long disability advocate, even before her daughter Beth's spinal cord injury. Cindy managed group homes, taught literacy, and directed a nonprofit.
Beth is a partner for the Sidley firm in Washington, DC, with a specialty in health policy. She is proud to represent life sciences companies and disability organizations. She also enjoys pro bono disability cases.
Beth loves to dance! She travels often for work and for fun with her husband, Dan. Beth's favorite destination is Paris.
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Beth competed for 5 years on the US Paralympic Swimming National Team, 3 of which she also swam on the Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving team.
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Cindy and Beth shared years of unexpected adventures after a car accident in May of 2000 when Beth was 14 years old. Beth loved the freedom of movement during water therapy, when it was difficult to push her manual chair on land. She was not a swimmer before her accident.
Beth was the first in her family to attend college out of state and to graduate from an Ivy League college.
Beth set a new S3 American Record at the Beijing Paralympics. She retired from competition with 14 American Records and one Pan-American Record.
Cindy and her husband John raised three children in Tiffin, Ohio. Now, they live near Boston. Their "kids" (and one grandchild) live in Boston, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.