Sponsor Essay

Our Vulnerability Is Our Strength

Colin Bates - Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
As heard on NPR’s Weekend Edition, June 8, 2008

Penn State student Colin Bates is an aide to two men who are mentally disabled. It’s a stressful job and the pay is low, but Bates loves the work. It’s given him new perspectives on success and failure, and he has discovered it’s okay to need help.