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‘Breaking Bad’ Star Headlines disABILITY Conference

‘Breaking Bad’ Star Headlines disABILITY Conference

“Breaking Bad” star R.J. Mitte was the featured speaker at the evening town hall event of the 16th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY, hosted at Scranton in October.

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 600 students and guests attended the talk in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center with an overflow audience watching via live stream in the Moskovitz Theater.

Mitte, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 3, told the crowd, “There’s always a way around it. There’s always a way to push forward. No one should live in the idea that you can’t do something. If you want to do it, it’s yours. You have to make the decision to say ‘I can do this’ and ‘I will do this.’”

Mitte discussed how he has utilized his disability as a strength, to learn more about himself and the people around him, and the importance of trying to make a difference in other people’s lives with acts of kindness.

“There are a lot of things that we can’t prevent in this world. But we can make ourselves aware of what’s going on around us. It all comes down to how we treat people, and you can make an impact,” said Mitte, who played Walter “Flynn” White Jr. on “Breaking Bad.”

The conference was hosted by Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies and co-sponsored by Geisinger.

Read the full article, here.

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