Comic Book cover with 5 illustrations of people wearing blue shirts and gray pants

Enter now to win!

The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute – HDI​ with Michael Carter, creator of  the “Disability Don’t Mean Can’t” (DDMC) comic book series to host a competition.  Help Michael with the fourth installment of this motivational fitness resource by submitting a video or written description of an exercise using a fitness/therapy band that can be done outdoors.
Staff members from the HDI Kentucky Inclusive Health Collaborative and Michael will select the winning entry.  The winner will receive signed copies of DDMC Comic Book 1, 2, and 3 and will have their exercise featured in DDMC Comic Book #4.  Four additional people will also be selected by random drawing to receive signed copies of books 1-3.
Entries can be sent via Messenger to HDI or sent to by 11:59pm on May 14. The winner will be announced on May 15.
Contact with any questions or problems submitting your entry.


Photo of Comic book featuring 4 youth with disabilities and a superhero.

Available Now! Comic Book Featuring People with Disabilities Achieving Health Goals

As a way to help motivate and inspire people, I created the comic book DDMC Man, in which the hero has Ataxia, much like me to show that not all heroes have to have superpowers, but that a strong will and desire can defeat any stumbling block.” —Michael Carter, DDMC Man Creator

Disability Don’t Mean Can’t #2: Busting Down Barriers is a comic about real people overcoming real obstacles. This story shows that no matter the barrier, we can become empowered to achieve our health goals. This comic book is easy to read in a fun format, and features four real youth with disabilities. They learn that through being a strong self-advocate or asking/looking for resources and support they can successfully achieve their goals. Continue reading