Success Stories

91-year-old woman survives COVID

July 1, 2020

“She is titanium,” Gregory Porter says of 91-year-old mom who survived COVID. CICOA supporting nearly 300 clients believed to have had coronavirus Sidney Carmen Porter is a fighter. How else…

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Teen Teaches Others About Beating the Odds

June 10, 2020
Joel and His Mom

Joel was a happy, healthy baby, born full term at nearly eight pounds and thriving. But in what seemed like an instant, everything changed. Instead of thinking about what their baby…

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Desperate Times Call for Creative Measures

April 7, 2020
Yes I would marry you again

When Donna Weimer couldn’t be with her husband to celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary on March 21, she knew she had to get creative. So, she put on a white…

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346 Surgeries Later, Sean Still Follows His Passion

March 11, 2020
CICOA Client Sean Toth

For some, just one surgery can change a life forever. For Indianapolis native Sean Toth, surgeries are normal and frequent. The 51-year-old has had 346 surgeries in his life, many…

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Giving It All for a Daughter With Special Needs

February 26, 2020
CICOA helps Viqtouria's family with her special needs

Chanel Bradshaw gave birth to her daughter Viqtouria when she was only 16 years old. It’s difficult to become a parent as a teenager, but Chanel quickly had to learn…

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Couple cherishes the good days to get through tough ones

February 19, 2020
Brehm Family Caring for Special Needs Child in Shelbyville Indiana

There are lots of good days. The days when Jeremy and Amanda Brehm take Jonah to the Indianapolis Zoo and watch as their 3-year-old presses his little hands against the…

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The Car Wreck that Changed Everything

December 11, 2019
Nancy Mummert

When she was only 19 years old, Nancy Mummert lost her child, her ability to walk, and the ability to have children. Giving up, however, was not an option for…

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Having Nutritious Meals That Are Easy to Make Takes Away Burden for Indianapolis Woman

November 12, 2019
Easy, nutritious, delivered meals for seniors in Indianapolis

Cooking for one isn’t easy, especially when you’ve spent a lifetime sitting around a big family table passing heaping bowls of green beans, carrots and corn you’ve grown in the…

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Parents Reflect on How CICOA Helped Their "Angel"

October 14, 2019
Long Family

Scott and Mandy Long describe August and September as “their season.” It’s an emotional time of year for them—their son Crew was born in August 2014, and passed away in…

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CICOA Makes Homes Safer for Seniors in Midtown

September 18, 2019
CICOA client Carleen outside her home

Carleen Carter, 70, has lived in the Crown Hill neighborhood of Indianapolis for 60 years, and she considers her involvement in the community to be one of her biggest joys.…

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