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Edward (24), Down syndrome, Davidson County
“My favorite part of my job is just getting things done and having a smile and having a good attitude. I am a go-getter.
Carol (63), Blind, Davidson County
“If the general public only understood that with training and minimal assistance a blind person can live a full life, things would be so much easier for us. It's the attitudes we encounter that make our success more difficult than it should be.
Deborah (42), Cerebral Palsy, Shelby County
“There’s not too much for people with disabilities to do in Memphis. To me, I think it could be better.
Kelly S (50), Traumatic Brain Injury, Robertson County
“The powers that were, at the time, suggested I couldn't be a massage therapist because of my brain injury.”
Frank (33), Traumatic Brain Injury, Davidson County
“Frank always credits the various state and federal programs that have supported him on his new path; the Americans with Disabilities Act, Social Security, Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabled Student Services, and the Federal Workforce Recruitment Program.”