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Small Steps: Disabled Man who loves walking makes his income from it

There weren’t a lot of jobs suited to Russell Carey, so the young man with autism, who also suffers from seizures, was given the chance to use his passion to earn his own income. When Carey is walking, he’s an unstoppable force. The 28-year-old just doesn’t like to stand still — he has to keep moving. He tried a job as a dog walker, but he wanted to wander farther than the dogs could even go. That when his caregivers hit on the idea of setting him up in advertising. “Carey’s Signs” lets Carey walk far and wide, carrying signs promoting local businesses in Oak Harbor, Washington. His initial $80 fee buys a client a custom sign and an hour’s worth of walking and waving it at passing traffic over six weeks.  “I’ve had a lot of people stop me and comment on it or post photos to Facebook,” he told the Whidbey News-Times.

Source: Good News Network

 

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