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Laughing at His Nightmare with Spinal Muscular Atrophy – Shane Burcaw

Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:25
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(1888 PressRelease) Shane Burcaw, the author of Laughing at My Nightmare, comes to Boston to speak on the challenges he faces as a 21-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy on the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd, 2016. Shane will be accompanied by the co-founder of Laughing at My Nightmare, Sarah Yunusov to discuss positivity when faced with adversity.
Boston, MA-NH – Shane Burcaw is Laughing At His Nightmare in Boston
Shane Burcaw and Sarah Yunusov, the founders of Laughing at My Nightmare, are coming to NTI’s, 31 Nights of Light Event, honoring the achievements of individuals with disabilities. NTI is the leader in placing Americans with Disabilities back into the workplace. Shane and Sarah will discuss overcoming life challenges with a disability and how others can do the same. The event will occur in the Atrium of the Prudential Building in Boston, Massachusetts on December 3rd from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. 
At 5:30 PM, Shane Burcaw will sign his bestselling memoir Laughing at My Nightmare at Barnes and Noble in which Burcaw leverages his incredible wit, to describe the challenges he faces as a 21-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. 
Shane was asked what “does it mean to him, to represent individuals with disabilities at the event?” In which, he replied, “I’m honored to be attending this event to honor NTI! I’ve lived with a disability since the day I was born, and in recent years I’ve been learning more about the real-world implications of having a disability when looking for a job. It’s not easy, and to know that NTI is there to help people with that process is a beautiful thing.”
Burcaw was asked why did he want to be part of the event honoring NTI for their achievements in helping Americans with Disabilities? He felt that “Securing meaningful employment is a crucial part of life, for anyone, disability or not. NTI provides life-changing services to help thousands of Americans with disabilities achieve exactly that. Their work is not only important but vital, as having a job is a stepping stone to life-long satisfaction.”
The 31 Nights of Light event, which is held on the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, hopes to create awareness as well as share the stories and achievements of individuals with disabilities across the globe. 
Details surrounding the event can be found on the 31 Nights of Light website at
Event and media questions can be directed to Michael Sanders at msanders(at)nticentral(dot)org or 617-787-4426 x331
About Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc.
Shane Burcaw and Sarah Yunusov are the founders of Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc., an organization dedicated to teaching people how humor and positivity can help them overcome their challenges while also providing vital equipment to people living with muscular dystrophy. Shane is an award-winning author, Emmy-winning producer, and writer of a blog with over 600,000 followers. Sarah’s job is to make sure his head doesn’t get too big. Together, the duo travels the country spreading the important message that positivity is powerful.
About National Telecommuting Institute
National Telecommuting Institute, NTI, was founded in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, NTI pursued a mission to identify and develop work-at-home jobs for home-based Americans with a disability. Since that time, NTI has successfully provided trained work-at-home employees to some of the largest U.S. government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and to smaller businesses to outsource and expand their customer service and technical support operations.
Visit for more information about how NTI assists Americans with Disabilities.
Michael Sanders 
National Telecommuting Institute 
69 Canal Street Suite#3 
Boston, MA 02114 
Phone: +1-617-787-4426 Ext 331

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