Story by Sam Bell, Staff Writer
Photo courtesy of John Agar
It is so easy to go through the day and take for granted the things that we have and the things we can do. The only person I have ever met who never takes anything for granted is sophomore John Agar. John has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair, and although this can’t be easy, he is one of the most optimistic people
I’ve met, and always wants to help others. John is up to that again, this time with his new website.
Agar, along with his family, recently started a website called johnnyspass.com. This website has the goal of changing the world. Johnny’s Pass is a site that is dedicated to giving reviews on different public places based on their accessibility for the mobility challenged. It is even broken down on a rating scale of 1-5 for Restrooms, Parking, Entrance, Tables and Overall. This can give people who want to know how easily accessible it is the opportunity to find out.
Not only can people look up different places, but they can also create reviews of their own. It is a very easy process, that takes two minutes at the very most.
Currently, Johnny’s Pass has over 400 reviews, and now he is in the process of really trying to get the word out to others. He hopes to add 2,000 or more new reviews, and also spread awareness of how all places need to be held to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
This is a very important issue to Johnny and his family since it is very close to home.
John also needs Aquinas’ help. He is currently working on bringing Johnny’s Pass up so that more people are aware of it. Here’s how you can help:
- Go “Like” it on Facebook (Johnny’s Pass)
- Share the page with your friends!
- Go add a place on his website!
Please try to take the opportunity to help Johnny change the world!
About the writer…
Sam Bell is a sophomore from Mackinaw City. She played three sports in grade school, including basketball, volleyball, and softball. Outside of reporting on sports, Sam enjoys listening to music, hanging out with her friends, and with her cat, Oliver. She is a Psychology and Community Leadership major and is considering Sports Journalism.