Access Alaska – Fairbanks will be hosting a Deaf Valentine’s Day Party
Saturday February 14th, 2015
5:00 -pm – 9:00 pm
All ASL speakers, friends and family are welcome!
Call 907- 479- 7949 or VP: 866-971- 2832 for more information
Access Alaska – Fairbanks will be participating in the following upcoming Health Fairs:
Friday October 3, 2014: Fairbanks Senior Center Community Health Fair (7:00 am – 11:00 am) – Taking place at the NSCoA Senior Center
Saturday October 11, 2014: Delta Junction Community Health Fair (8:00 am – Noon) – Taking place at Delta Elementary School
Saturday October 18, 2014: North Pole Community Health Fair (8:00 am – Noon) – Taking place at North Pole Plaza Mall
Saturday November 8, 2014: Barrow Community Health Fair (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) – Taking place at Fred Ipalook Elementary School
Thursday November 13, 2014: 1 pm – 5 pm
Call Access Alaska for more information (907) 248-4777
Thursdays at Access Alaska – Fairbanks
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Ongoing from 9/11/2014 – 10/16/2014
Call Access Alaska for more info: (907) 479-7940
Daytime Support Group
Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month
except July and August
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
at Access Alaska – Anchorage: 1217 East 10th Ave.
Come learn more about MS and share experiences with others.
On Monday we lost a true warrior and amazing spirit – our friend and colleague Dan Ducey – a beautiful man with a disability who never stopped working on our behalf from the minute he accidentally landed in a wheelchair nearly two decades ago. More than anything, Dan was a family man, husband to his wife Linda and father to his son and daughter.
His was a love story. A LOVE story. Not just a story of epic struggle against ridiculous odds both mental and physical, but most importantly a love story. We would like to honor Dan’s legacy by loving more. And being loved. And yes, struggling harder. But loving more. A sad day closes with his passing.”
Services will be held on Monday, February 4th at 7pm at the Wasilla Bible Church. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations be made in Dan’s honor to the Wasilla Bible Church.
Wasilla Bible Church wasillabible.org
1651 Nicola Avenue
Wasilla, AK 99654
David Jacobson spent over 20 years working for Access Alaska as an advocate, mentor, peer, civil rights activist and manager. He was the embodiment of the Independent Living Movement. In November of 2010 David was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
David left us Sunday, Sept 16 around 6:40 p.m. David had a long list of things he wanted to get done before he died. He managed to check most of them off the list. The Access Alaska endowment fund being his last big project.
Last week David wrote:
My life is now coming full circle and I wish to thank Access Alaska for helping me achieving what I was capable of and thereby live a meaningful life. I wish to set up an endowment fund so that Access Alaska can continue to provide services into the future.
I’m asking you to help and here’s the reason why:
My story is not unusual. Many, many others have similar stories of how Access Alaska taught them that their lives were defined not by their disabilities but by their capabilities and how they then became part of a powerful force to help transform our entire community. All of us, not just disabled persons are the beneficiaries of our strengthened community.
It is difficult to draw a line between “the disabled” and “the rest of us” in any case, and, as we age, that distinction becomes even more tenuous. Access Alaska provides resources & teaches valuable skills to a wide range of people and the ripples thereby created touch us all.
I challenge you to give generously up to the amount you are able to create an endowment for Access Alaska and I pledge that I will match your donation up to $100,000. Your donation is fully tax deductible.
Between us, my friends, we can ensure that Access Alaska remains fiscally able to continue its wonderful work into the future.
A service will be held in November, details about any plans will be forthcoming.
Please share your stories about David on our Facebook page.
Obituary in News Miner, September 23.
Please read this News Miner article about David’s last wish.