Help Tom Olin, Disability Rights Movement Documentarian and Activist

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Help Tom Olin, Disability Rights Movement Documentarian and Activist

Tom Olin

Tom Olin is the social documentarian of the disability rights movement. He spent his life in the grassroots, building that incredible collection of iconic photos of our historic struggle for civil rights and inclusion. He started photographing in 1985. 

Many of you know him because he took the Road to Freedom Bus around the country twice: in 2007 and 2014-2015 for the 25th anniversary of ADA.

Because of his commitment to building the movement and the grassroots, he has almost never drawn a salary and sale of his photos provide barely enough for food and fuel. Lately he has been too ill to work so finances are more dire than usual. 

Now Tom is in the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio awaiting a liver transplant. He needs two things:

1. Donations for post-transplant expenses

Use this Go Fund Me link to contribute.

2. Cards and letters to indicate community support to Tom's doctors:

Tom Olin
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
8026 Floyd Curl Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229

Tom has spent his life working for our movement, involving youth, building a better more inclusive world. Now is our chance to give back to him.  Thank you for your support!