Bridgeport man honored for service to people with disabilities
A Bridgeport man was honored Saturday for his decades of service to people with disabilities.
Local and state leaders were at the Disability Resource Network on Capitol Avenue to honor 51-year-old John Esteves.
Esteves founded a non-profit organization to serve people who, like him, have disabilities.
He says his life changed forever in 1993, when he was struck by a drunk driver, leaving him paralyzed.
Esteves says he could no longer work in the constriction field so he decided to become a full-time advocate for people with special needs.
Esteves' organization trains people with disabilities to live independent lives and compete in the work force on an equal playing field with everybody else.