Recently Jason’s Connection’s Founder, Jason Harris, spoke with Kevin Brown and Josh Green of the Cruisin’ Cripples. They work to educate and inform people regarding the issues that people with various physical and mental handicaps face on an everyday basis. The Cruisin’ Cripples hope to generate a greater awareness to the needs of those in the disabled community.
Started in the fall of 2007, THE CRUISIN’ CRIPPLES began as an Internet radio show, focusing on disability issues and awareness, while adding their own brand of humor to the airwaves. The Cruisin’ Cripples had the honor and privilege to interview a number of different celebrities and amazing “every day” people with great stories to share. The Cruisin’ Cripples were also invited to participate in a number of various charity events for causes which they hold dear. It was through these events they decided to focus their time and energies on the disabled community, and leaving it better than they found it. Although officially The Cruisin’ Cripples have only been an entity for 5 years and counting, their existence can trace back over fifteen years. Kevin “KB” Brown and Josh Green first met each other in the fall of 1996, when Philadelphia started its first junior wheelchair basketball program. While neither decided to stick with basketball long after their junior careers ended, it’s safe to say without those experiences, The Cruisin’ Cripples and what they’ve set out to accomplish, would have never materialized. Realizing how far the disabled community has come in the past twenty five years or so is very humbling and encouraging, however there are still many challenges facing the disabled community. Enter The Cruisin’ Cripples in its current incarnation, with the help of other like minded people and organizations, it is our goal to see that every single person, regardless of their physical or mental limitations will all be granted equal rights.