Teaming Up to Help Others Thrive

Who We Are & What We Do

Support Groups for Disabled Thru Computers

Isolated no more!

Connected Carole:

invisibly disabled person writing for the world

sharing from her 40 years of living in these storms.

You’ll find stories, examples, ideas, and resources to thrive in the storms.

She doesn’t forget storm observers who care about and help the ones who dwell in storms.

Join her so that together we can provide encouragement, strength, and community for persons struggling with physical challenges and for those who care about them.

Storms, Teamwork, & Geese

Carole’s Dream

each of us will form teams

to help our families and friends

“fly further and easier”

through this experience we call life.

Can You Help Someone Else?

Sharing the Load MinistriesSharing the Load Ministries

We're here to share your load.
Can you share someone else's load?

Join us as we team up to lighten others' loads.

Let's form teams all over the world.

What Else We Offer

Foundations, Definitions, & Visual Aids

Foundational Beliefs & Verses


Jesus offered ultimate love to all people through His death on the cross.

Personally, we know that we are loved and accepted.

Relationally, this love can aid us in seeing when people are struggling in life and in enabling us to come alongside them with help and encouragement.

“… the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)

Key Definitions

dictionary by Connected CaroleINVISIBLE DISABILITY
Any condition not immediately noticeable that limits one’s life activities. 

Instrument to reach out to a real, live person; in this case, through the internet. 

THE HURTING (Storm Dwellers)
My term for any person experiencing ongoing situations beyond his/her control that make life more difficult.

THE CARING (Storm Observers)
My term for the person who helps a hurting person.  As simple as encouraging words; as intense as caregiving; anything in-between.

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Test Your Knowledge with This Quiz!

How much do you know about invisible disabilities?

Quiz logo According to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) of 1990, an individual with a disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment. Invisible [in-viz-uh-buh l] - not visible; not perceptible by the eye; hidden. Statistics on disabilities are hard to interpret because people define disabilities differently. The best ones I can find are from the U.S. Dept. Of Commerce study in 1997, p. 1. I’ve found updates of some of the stats, and the percentages stay about the same, so as the population increases the numbers get higher. Take the quiz, and you might be surprised at the answers. Just because we're invisible doesn't mean there's just a few of us!