Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

Tracey Williams & Cuba

My name is Tracey Williams and I’m an Intensive Special Education Teacher for Boston Public Schools. Several years ago I had three therapy dogs participate in a summer program for students with autism. The dogs came in twice a week and worked with children ages 3.9 to 5 years of age. The children increased their…

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John Stuhl

My name is John Stuhl, I am 48 years old, and have spent the last twenty seven years confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down. On September 01, 1991, I suffered a spinal cord injury, a T-12 burst fracture, and the impact of the fall caused my lower vertebrae to burst, severing my…

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Tracey Stoll & Monty

Hello, my name is Tracey Stoll. I am a licensed Special Educator and Certified Autism Specialist.  I am also the proud mother of 3 sons, two who are challenged with ASD and Anxiety. As the Founder/Executive Director of Learning Solutions, LLC (“LS” in Norwood, MA), I am committed to providing a safe, practice place for…

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Katelynne Steinke & Jones

My name is Katelynne Steinke, and I am a 29 year old Paralympic hopeful, though truth be told I’m very close to the big 30. In November of 2008, I was in a car accident that severely injured my left leg. After two years of trying to salvage the limb, doctors made the decision to amputate above…

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Stephanie Smith & Tootsie

Tootsie has been a huge gift to Cathedral in the Night, an outdoor church in Northampton, MA. Our community is a blend of people experiencing poverty, homelessness, and addiction; people living with mental illness; and people seeking a social justice-oriented, progressive church. Our weekly Sunday worship services include a hot, free dinner, insuring that there…

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David Kelly

Hello. I am David Kelly. I am the father of four adult daughters! I have been battling Multiple Sclerosis since 1989 – 29 years. I have never stopped moving – which I attribute to the reason why I am still able to get around. I have been accepted for a Service Dog. The dog will…

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Matt Fuson

My name is Matt, and I have lived with profound hearing loss my whole life. I did not receive hearing aids until I was seven years old. It has been a long journey to get to where I am today, but I am still far from being 100%. I’ve had 3 surgeries on my right…

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Tracey Denelle & Ansel

Hi All, I am a clinical social worker and an adjustment counselor working in the Plymouth Public Schools. I have focused my career for the last 25 years working with vulnerable children with a range of challenges. Presently I am the clinician in a therapeutic program that focuses on offering support, education, and counseling for…

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Joanne Coughlin

Empathy, self-confidence, inspiration, and love are core foundations to a successful learning environment. In my role as a Therapeutic Special Educator in an elementary school, I am able to support students in their development of a sense of self and security. We work together to identify and solve problems collaboratively and the tools they need…

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Courtney Chmura & Banks

Hi everyone! I started my journey with NEADS back in 2014.  I loved making handmade jewelry with my friends and family and everyone wanted to be a part of helping me reach my fundraising goal. We would have beading nights around my kitchen and dining room tables, ladies from the church would come over to…

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