The Door In The Wall, Inc.
"Programs for people with a disability"


All donations to DITW are tax deductible. Your support insures that our programs can continue.
THANK YOU!

VISIT THE DOOR IN THE WALL
STORE!

Make an offer! We will negotiate.  Click on Byrd knife
Made by Spyderco  (right).
Visit our on-line store that helps fund Door In The Wall Events.
Thank you for stopping by.
Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and encourage them to take the first step to try new experiences that previously were considered beyond their reach. It is also our goal to educate their able bodied peers to enable them both to live together with new respect and understanding.
President's Promise

The Door In The Wall programs have changed and evolved over the past 25 years but our commitment to you, the person dealing with a disability on a daily basis, has remained the same. We are dedicated to making a positive difference in your life. Please visit our EVENTS page (above) to see our calendar.

We are an AVO (All Volunteer Organization) that relies on community support. We would like to thank the many individuals and private companies, that you will find listed on this website, for their continued support.

Barbara Blair, President
The Door In The Wall is the title of a book written by Marguerite de Angeli in 1947.

Doors and doorways have long been symbolic of hope, opportunity, passage from one state to another, entering into a new life.

Follow your dreams and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
Ralph Kessler
Ebay Store Manager
MEET DUNCAN!  CLICK ABOVE
FISH ON THE ACCESSIBLE
ISLAND QUEEN II
Port Aransas, Texas

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SPYDERCO KNIFE
Schrade 897UH Knife 
Uncle Henry Premium Stockman
Here are some other store items
Schrade 97OT Knife Ducks Unlimited Buzzsaw Trapper NOS W/Decorative Tin 1998
TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS

Why not make your tax deductible contribution at our Ebay nonprofit store.  Many of our items would make wonderful gifts.  ditwtexas.webstoreplace.com 
You can also visit our store at 767 Lookout Dr., Lakehills, Tx 78063.  Please text us before you come: 210-286-4585
THE DOOR IN THE WALL IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE NOW A SPYDERCO AUTHORIZED DEALER.  OUR EBAY STORE SELLS VINTAGE ITEMS AND KNIVES TO HELP COVER THE COST OF DITW EVENTS.  WE ARE ALWAYS WORKING FOR BETTER!
SUPPORT GROUPS
Meeting at Warm Springs
CONNECT + ABILITY
CLICK HERE
RECENT IMPROVEMENTS TO DITW PROPERTY - SUMMER 2018
THE MAKING OF A PAVILION

FROM PUTTING UP THE STRUCTURE TO FRAMING UP THE FLOOR FOR CONCRETE, JUSTIN, DANNY AND RALPH KESSLER MADE IT HAPPEN.
NEXT IS THE ROAD
 (THE ONE THAT WASHED OUT EVERY YEAR)

AFTER THE BOBCAT WORK WAS DONE WE CALLED IN THE CEMENT TRUCKS TO POUR CEMENT IN THE FORM CONSTRUCTED BY RALPH KESSLER AND SON JUSTIN.  COUSINS DANNY AND JIMMY KESSLER  ​CAME TO HELP RALPH GET THE CEMENT IN THE HOLE.  UNCLE NOLAN ALSO CAME TO HELP.  I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU HOW HOT IT WAS HERE IN JULY.  THEY GOT IT DONE JUST IN TIME FOR THE 4TH OF JULY EVENT HERE ON MEDINA LAKE.  JULY 9TH WE GOT A FLOODING RAIN BUT NO MORE ERODING AWAY.  I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THE CEMENT IS STILL IN PLACE.  WE NOW HAVE A BEAUTIFUL ROAD!  I JUST HAD TO GET ON MY HANDS AND KNEES TO PLACE A KISS RIGHT ON THE LONG AWAITED ROAD!
BEFORE
​AFTER
WE ALSO TACKLED THE HILL BY BUILDING SOME STEPS COMING DOWN THE HILL.  MUCH BETTER!
OFELIA PUENTE
DITW OUTREACH 
210-386-6649
SE HABLA ESPANOL
THE BOOK, TO THE LEFT, WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR THE START OF THE DOOR IN THE WALL PROGRAM IN 1994. 
THIS BOOK WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1949 BUT THE METHODS USED TO HELP ROBIN BE SUCCESSFUL ARE STILL USED TODAY.  
"WE CAN ONLY DO THE BEST WE CAN WITH WHAT WE HAVE.  THAT, AFTER ALL, IS THE MEASURE OF SUCCESS: WHAT WE DO WITH WHAT WE HAVE."
Meet the dock dogs from Medina Lake
Make your holiday destination
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS AT COWBOYS DANCEHALL
Emma Jo Kessler, 81, of Seguin, TX, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 2, 2019.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church beginning with a Rosary at 10:00 and funeral mass immediately following at 10:30 am. Burial will follow the funeral at Blumberg Cemetery in McQueeney, TX. Emma was born in San Antonio on August 10, 1938. She was married to Melvin J. Kessler Jr. on October 11, 1952; they were married 58 years before Melvin’s passing in 2010.
Emma worked as officer for the family business, Kessler Brothers Construction Company, for many years. Later in her life, she enjoyed being a Certified Nursing Assistant specializing in senior care where she truly worked very hard to give every one of her patients the best possible care she could. Later in her life, she would reflect on her time as a CNA with reverence and pride. Emma finished her working career at First United Methodist Day School. She truly loved being “Ms. Emma” to so many children, especially her grandson, Andrew.
In her last letter to her children, Emma said, “Never turn your back on anyone in need. Share what you have with those that have none, and always remember to love and believe in God.” This was the essence of who our mother was each and every day of her life. She enjoyed playing piano and showing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren all her amazing skills on her vintage Nintendo Games, especially Dr. Mario & Super Mario Brothers. She was a true kind heart and took in many stray dogs and cats, and even kids. Our family has been blessed by our honorary “brothers” that our parents loved like their own, Mike Couch, Charles Compton, Joe Neely, and Brett Riley.
Emma is survived by her children John Kessler, Ralph Kessler Sr., Kathryn Schwerdtfeger and husband Jeff, Leroy Kessler, and Barbara Nova and husband Leo, her grandson Scott Kessler whom she raised and wife Andrea and her sister Jackie Braden. Emma leaves behind 17 amazing grandchildren, 19 wonderful great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
Emma is preceded in death by her loving husband Melvin J. Kessler Jr, her parents Inez “Jean” and Cecil “Jack” Smith, her father Donald Frank Martin, her granddaughter Kelly Jean Kessler, her brothers Richard Martin, Donald Martin, and her sister Nancy Lee and husband Marvin, and her cherished brother-in-law, Bertin Braden.
The family of Emma Kessler wishes to thank Nurses Stacy and Amanda as well as all the nursing staff of Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services.
Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Kessler, Ralph Kessler, Jr., Eric Schwerdtfeger, Matthew Schwerdtfeger, Andrew Schwerdtfeger, Justin Kessler, Greisun Hetchler, Stacy Hetchler and Leo Nova.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate

Barbara Blair and Ralph Kessler
 HAPPY
THANKSGIVING!