Disability Pride Week CanDo-er: Niki Possas

Niki was diagnosed with MS in 2005. Her handicap has progressed from a limp to a cane to a walker. Niki runs her own interior design & construction company, travels frequently, and entertains in her Scottsdale home with her husband. Niki refuses to let the handicap define who she is or what she can accomplish. She accepts some limitations but is always exploring new ways to live a whole life. She is Niki, wife, stepmother, grandmother, sister, aunt, entrepreneur, mentor, designer, homeowner, traveler, and whatever else she wants to add to that list, including being disabled.

If you ask Niki how she overcomes the daily challenges, she will respond: "I cannot think about what I used to be able to do, and I cannot worry about what challenges tomorrow will bring. I can only think about today, and today I feel good." Niki's advocacy extends to fighting for extra stoplight time to cross streets, better-handicapped toilets, and more awareness for disabled people in public places. She is a private person but does set an example to others who are disabled. As she puts it, "Life is just different, not over." Her family and friends admire her life in so many ways.

Thank you for your time Denise (sister) (written by her sister, and her husband)