You should’ve seen the look on Linda’s face when she touched the towering locomotive she’s been drawing all these years.
“Trains take Linda to a happy place,” her cousin, Sandy says. “They remind Linda of her mother, who passed away when she was 12-years-old. Things changed for Linda then. She had no one to protect her anymore.”
Sandy says Linda lived like a shut in for decades with another family member. “Linda wasn’t allowed to be part of the world around her. She was told to be quiet, that she was stupid.”
Coming to CPARC is like getting a new lease on life. Some people – like Linda – blossom into the person they were always meant to be.
Linda came to us late in life. She settled into her home with CPARC in 2013. Here, well into her sixties, Sandy says, “Linda moved into freedom.”
“I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Sandy says. “It was like a world, Linda didn’t even know existed, opened up. She just ran with it!”
This thank you really should go to you, our loyal supporter. Without your vital support each year, CPARC could not provide the quality of life that we do for individuals with intellectual disabilities, like Linda.
Folks– like Linda – are counting on your support.