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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 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...
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...
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...
Youngest Client Opens Eyes to Possibilities Ahead
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 who know him. Ryder was born with an extremely rare...
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