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Results related to: Independence / Shelby County
Mario (30), Physical disabilities, Shelby County
“Over time, I started to come out of my depression mode and I started to pursue what I wanted in life.”
William (18), Cerebral Palsy, Shelby County
“In the future, William aims to coach wheelchair basketball and to be a mentor for children going through situations similar to his.
Jess (25), Down syndrome, Shelby County
“That is probably the biggest worry of any parent who has a child with special needs. You want them to outlive you in one sense, but then you wonder what will happen.
John (55), Intellectual Disability, Shelby County
“My biggest complaint is that people like us need help. Whenever they [policymakers] go to cut that budget it’s always the people with disabilities who get hurt by it. They’re the ones that need it. They can’t do for themselves. I don’t think that’s right.”
Margo (27), Katherine Ann (25), developmentally delayed, Shelby County
“I am not a planner but my sister and my niece wish that I was since they might be guardians one day. I must plan for the future care of my daughters. This is very hard for me.