Saturday, August 29, 2015, was proclaimed Redefining Possible Day in Denver, CO, to coincide with the grand opening of the Redefining Possible portrait series at the Wildlife Experience at CU South Denver. The public was invited to the exhibit and museum for free entry.
Don Mares, Executive Director of Denver Human Services presented the proclamation for Redefining Possible Day on behalf of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
"The City of Denver is proud to recognize this portrait series as a change motivator in our community. Redefining Possible seeks to raise awareness about the reality of disability, and we believe it does just that," said Mares.
The groundbreaking portrait series examines the lives of twelve people living with spinal cord and brain injury and showcases the power of the human spirit. The portraits were done by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barry Gutierrez.
"It is important to realize that people who face the challenges of disability are not all in the same boat. They are individuals. This portrait series explores the individual lives of 12 people after a life altering injury and celebrates their triumphs. I believe it will also motivate and inspire those people who are facing the toughest days ahead of them after injury."
The exhibition will be on display from August 29, 2015 to December 31, 2015.