As historians, our role is to record life through our perspectives … The nuances of different outlooks define who we are. And at times, who we become.

I came across a video of Jaleel King — a photographer bound to a wheelchair since age eight — and was compelled to share.

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While many would stigmatize the tragic experience and perhaps fall into a pit of venom, Jaleel embraced a new perspective and shares his warm spirit with others.

“… next week is a new week … At some point, it will get better.” And I agree.