Personality Profile: Tim Wambach and Mike Berkson

Mike Berkson embodies this blog’s tagline “Putting  the ‘Cerebral’ in Cerebral Palsy” so well I can’t think of a better candidate for my first personality profile here at Off Balanced. Where cerebral palsy limits Mike, close friend Tim Wambach enables. Together the two spread disability awareness in the form of a live stage show called “Handicap This.” Don’t fret, “Handicap This” provides much more than a lecture rambling about individuals with disabilities. Media outlets such as ABC 7 News and Western Springs Patch praises the show for its humor. To learn more about “Handicap This” visit

The friendship between Berkson and Wambach started when Tim began working at Mike’s school as a special needs aid. Wambach’s assistance helped unlock Mike Berkson’s creativity, a personality trait too often overshadowed by the physical affects of his cerebral palsy. “Handicap This” shares the varying instances which led to the duo’s empowering friendship. The majority of these performances however take place around the Chicago, IL area. Fortunately for anyone interested Tim Wambach documents his adventures assisting Mike inside the book How We Roll. Overall How We Roll serves as an extremely insightful look into life in a wheelchair. For my complete review checkout “Book Review: How We Roll by Tim Wambach.” To order the book, visit

How We Roll  by Tim Wambach

Book cover for How We Roll by Tim Wambach

All in all Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach demonstrate inclusion at its finest, and no I’m not talking about the old grocery store Finest, ;).   For able bodied folks and people with disabilities to thrive together in society requires much patience. When you find frustration overwhelming you remember these phrases which Tim Wambach adopted as his mottoes “Improvise, adapt, overcome” and “Keep on keeping on.”

*To stay in the loop with the Handicap This duo connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.



2 comments on “Personality Profile: Tim Wambach and Mike Berkson

  1. […] now, the names John W. Quinn and Tim Wambach will sound familiar. In fact I featured both John and Tim along with Tim’s friend/co-star Mike Berkson in posts dubbed “Personality […]

  2. Good blog you have got here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like yours nowadays.
    I truly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

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