[Athen] Information about Ron Stewart

Melanie P. Thornton mthornt at uark.edu
Mon Jun 12 12:13:01 PDT 2017

Thank you, Sean.

Here is the link to the CaringBridge site.

Please feel free to post memories and words of encouragement and appreciation for Ron. Photos would be greatly appreciated as well. If you post photos on the site OR send them via snail mail, please make sure to label them with information about who is in the photo and where it was taken.

There is also a link to a fundraising page<https://www.gofundme.com/assist-rons-with-medical-expenses> on the CaringBridge site. Assistance with medical expenses would be very helpful to Ron and his family.

All the best,

MELANIE THORNTON | coordinator of access and equity outreach
University of Arkansas CURRENTS

On Jun 9, 2017, at 6:26 PM, ATHEN President <athenpresident at gmail.com<mailto:athenpresident at gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello all,

On behalf of the Executive Council at ATHEN, I am are saddened to inform our community about the health of one of our longtime members and leaders in the field of access technology.

Ron Stewart, one of the founding members of ATHEN (Access Technology in Higher Education Network), a member of the Executive Board at AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability), and a life-long advocate for accessibility, has recently gone into hospice care with significant health complications.

Should you decide to call or visit, please know that he is slipping in and out of awareness and may not remember all details. Any cards, letters, photos, or flowers would be welcome at the care facility (please make sure to label photos). Your voice, your presence, your thoughts and messages of love and support will all be welcome.

Melanie Thornton and Wink Harner will be setting up a Caring Bridge page to help Ron’s family with funeral and legal costs. Contributions above actual costs will be directed to create a scholarship in Ron’s name. Details will follow with links to the Caring Bridge page as soon as possible.

Please note that Ron no longer has a cell phone. You may use the care facility phone line to reach him. Here is his contact information:

Ron Stewart
c/o Jefferson Lodge
664 SE Jefferson Street
Dallas OR 97338

Phone: 503-623-8104

Thank you for the support, encouragement, and love you can send his way.

Yours truly,
Sean Keegan and ATHEN Executive Council

For more information, contact:
Wink Harner
Adaptive Technology Consulting & Training
Alternative Text & Media Production
The Foreign Type
Cell: 480-984-0034
foreigntype at gmail.com<mailto:foreigntype at gmail.com>
winkharner1113 at gmail.com<mailto:winkharner1113 at gmail.com>

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