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See how the people of Central Indiana are impacted by CICOA’s support and services.

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See how the people of Central Indiana are impacted by CICOA’s support and services.

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Tori and Claire Riley

A Musical Match

CICOA client Tori wanted to try music therapy. Claire Riley, a student at Ball State University studying psychology and music, wanted to learn how to use music therapy techniques. A family friend suggested that Claire volunteer with CICOA, and she...
Stephen

Cycling Accident Changes Life

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 in September 2007 while riding a bicycle through a golf...
Shailyn and Kaitlyn

Twins Love 'Girlie' Stuff

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, riding on the back of their dad's golf cart, outfitted...
Carlos

Carlos Finds Support to Live Independently Again

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 home to die. A brother, who lives in Indianapolis, flew...
Elizabeth

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

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 her underneath. Diagnosed with quadriplegia because of the location of...
Willa

Granddaughter of Freed Slave Leads Life of Service

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 ancestors by leading a life of service. Despite growing up...

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