Benjamin F. Cumbo
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  • Upper Marlboro, MD
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I'm a 27 year old currently living with Duchenne. I'm a proud graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland and have also completed my requirements for a Masters degree in International Affairs from the Elliott School at the George Washington University. Professionally speaking, I am currently an Joseph S. Nye, Jr. National Security Intern at the Center for a New American Security. But I would be remiss if I did not mention that I was a part of the PPMD'S AAC (PAAC), which I am honored to be a part of.
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Comedy and Disability: A Proverbial Tightrope

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:47pm 0 Comments

I came across and article today, regarding an unfavorable response Steve Harvey received from a fan and a mother of an autistic child, regarding a comedy routine he had on his morning radio show. Just as a caveat, I am wont to make fun of my own disability sometimes, not for the sake of being self-depreciating, but to rather use humor to accept an otherwise unfavorable situation. And I…


Thoughts on Being a Part of PPMD and the PAAC

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:42am 0 Comments

There is a certain sense of solidarity we derive from those moments in which we share in the suffering of others. In sharing in the suffering of…


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