Success Stories

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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