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 & DJ

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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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 help make bracelets. Hence “Sister Strength Creations” was born since it was a sisterhood if you would of people helping to create these beautiful creations.

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Deborah Boyd

I started losing my hearing about 15 years ago. I use to hunt and fish and when my hearing started going I quit doing those things because I couldn’t identify what was around me and it was not safe for me to continue doing so.  While I was living in PA our company scheduled a hearing test and the lady that took my test asked me how I am getting by not hearing. I didn’t realize how bad my hearing loss was until I failed the test terribly. 

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