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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.
Danny (55), Other, Shelby County
“With him [Danny] being 55-years-old, it’s not like it was when he was born. Now, there’s help. There are programs and suggestions, but when he was born there was nothing.”
Grayson (21), Cerebral Palsy, Cumberland County
“After a certain point you say this is what we are. Let’s just be a family and let’s just live.”
Dylan S (19), Autism, Gibson County
“We've been on the wavier list for about 10 years with no help in sight.”
Sharmane (38), Down syndrome, Davidson County
“Sharmane is 38 now, and I would love to take her back to those doctors and nurses who told me she wouldn’t be able to accomplish anything, and show them how wrong they were!”
Amanda (21), Other, Weakley County
“The state of Tennessee should be ashamed that its most vulnerable citizens are considered unworthy of care and services.
Kelly (Age 36), Cerebral Palsy, Wilson County
“I wish Kelly had been able to stay in school beyond the age of 22, because there was so little available for her once she got out.
Kimberly (Age 24), Cerebral Palsy, Davidson County
“It’s like the state just says, 'OK, you’re 21, we forget about you.'”