Dorothy Paad is an Award Winning Author who loves to create, whether it be a song, a dance, or a theater production. She doesn’t let having Cerebral Palsy stand in her way. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been unable to attend Northern Michigan University where she takes fine arts classes and her creativity felt stifled. So, she decided to write her first book hoping to inspire kids in a way she wishes she had been. This story is close to her heart – she lived all the circumstances, and the characters are based on real people who touch her life and heart and soul, and give her joy.
Dorothy is a proud military daughter and sister – her father served in the United States Air Force and her brother in the United States Army. Her best friend is also the amazing woman she gets to call Mom. Dorothy has always loved to read, loves history, and the performing arts. She’s been very lucky to travel and loves it. Her favorite vacations are London, and due to her love of Disney, any visits to one of the theme parks. Dorothy loves being the spokesperson for the Caregiver Incentive Project. Her own in-home adult caregiver, Tracy, makes a valuable difference in her life. In her free time, Dorothy loves spending time on the internet, reading books, and watching her favorite TV shows and movies. Having been born and raised in Washington State, Dorothy now lives in the U.P. of Michigan in the city of Marquette.