Success Stories

Mary Still Enjoys Cooking, Gardening

May 24, 2012
Mary

For 81-year-old Mary, staying active is not difficult. She’s soft-spoken and sweet, and greets people with a warm hug. Every day she calls members of her St. John Missionary Baptist…

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Carrying Hope – How One CICOA Family Finished the Mini-Marathon

May 17, 2012
Hope at Indy Mini Marathon

Five-year-old Hope Parker finished the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in 3 hours, 34 minutes and 23 seconds. She didn’t run or walk. Her parents, Jennifer and Andrew Parker, carried her…

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CICOA Clients Help U.S. Team Clinch Second Powerchair Football World Cup

November 22, 2011
2009 Power Soccer Championship

Case Calvert and JC Russo, members of the U.S. National Power Soccer Team and CICOA clients, recently brought home the FIPFA 2011 Powerchair Football World Cup. The U.S. team competed…

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Moving from Hospital to Home with Care Transitions

August 19, 2011

In July 2010, Johnnie, then 68, was admitted to Wishard Memorial Hospital with chest pain. She had been in and out of the hospital six times over a period of…

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Cycling Accident Changes Life

May 11, 2011
Stephen

Stephen, 62, once held a successful career in commercial real estate with Marsh Supermarkets. He enjoyed travel, history, architecture, anything in the Country French style, and music. All that changed…

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Twins Love 'Girlie' Stuff

May 11, 2011
Shailyn and Kaitlyn

Shailyn and Kaitlyn are 9-year-old twins who love “girlie stuff” — makeup, clothes, shopping, anything pink. They enjoy music, particularly Hannah Montana and Katy Perry. And they enjoy being outdoors,…

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Carlos Finds Support to Live Independently Again

May 11, 2011
Carlos

Carlos was a social worker living in Florida three years ago when he became ill with a spinal infection. His doctors gave him no hope to live and sent him…

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What She Lacks in Mobility, She Makes Up for in Attitude

May 11, 2011
Elizabeth

Elizabeth was paralyzed in June 2000 when a car ran a red light, t-boning her Chevy Blazer. Her car rolled seven times, throwing Elizabeth out the driver-side window and pinning…

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Granddaughter of Freed Slave Leads Life of Service

May 11, 2011
Willa

Born in 1906, Willa, 105, is CICOA’s oldest client. The granddaughter of a freed slave, Willa was taught from her earliest childhood to honor the memory and sacrifice of her…

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Youngest Client Opens Eyes to Possibilities Ahead

May 11, 2011
Ryder

At five months of age, Ryder came home from the hospital for the first time and became CICOA’s youngest client. Now one year old, he has endeared himself to all…

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