From The Sofa To The Workforce:
Can A Diversity Employment Nonprofit  Learn To Include Wheelchair Users?

Elijah Johnson

Elijah Johnson

Three years after being paralyzed in a 2014 shooting, Elijah Johnson fell into a deep depression and says the only thing that kept him going was his wheelchair basketball team.

“I explained to my coach how tired I was of sitting around the house all day. I felt like I was 15 years old again,” says Johnson, who is now 25.  “Everybody around me was going to work, doing stuff with their lives, coming back and havin