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Lela

A Moving Experience

“Yeah, I have furniture, but I don’t have no way to get it here.” Lela, 54, was talking to her case manager about her new apartment, spartanly furnished with only a mattress on the floor, a card table and a...
Sylvia 17 Million Meals CICOA

Sylvia Page Dines on CICOA's 17 Millionth Meal

Sylvia Page, 84, the honorary recipient of CICOA’s 17 millionth meal, has snow white hair, smile lines and a soft spoken manner. And a British accent, which alerts the listener that this petite woman has a story. Sure enough, when...
Jesse

Decorated Veteran Fought at Iwo Jima

Jesse is a talker, and at age 83 he has plenty of stories to share. He is a decorated veteran. He fought at Iwo Jima and earned five combat medals and two bronze stars during his military service. He recounted...
Samantha

Samantha Proves Doctors Wrong

Life can change in an instant. Sixteen-year-old Samantha Allen and her family learned this painful lesson nine years ago when Samantha was struck by a car after stepping off of her school bus. Samantha suffered a "Christopher Reeve-type" spinal cord...
Beverly

Positive Attitude and Love Sustains Couple

Beverly and James have been married for 36 years and have a home filled with love and laughter. Beverly was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1989, but faith, a positive attitude and love for one another has sustained the couple....
Pearl

Pearl Remembers Her Hymns

Lee, age 90, met his future wife Pearl at the Indiana State Fair. "I was a freshman and she was a senior," he recalls. "I thought she was just being nice, but a few days later she sent me a...

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