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Mary

Mary Still Enjoys Cooking, Gardening

May 24, 2012 Comments Off on Mary Still Enjoys Cooking, Gardening
January 23 @ 10:07 am

For 81-year-old Mary, staying active is not difficult. She’s soft-spoken and sweet, and greets people with a warm hug. Every day she calls members of her St. John Missionary Baptist Church congregation to see how they are doing and to chat for a few minutes. Mary first connected with CICOA after undergoing open-heart surgery and…

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Hope at Indy Mini Marathon

Carrying Hope – How One CICOA Family Finished the Mini-Marathon

May 17, 2012 Comments Off on Carrying Hope – How One CICOA Family Finished the Mini-Marathon
January 23 @ 10:07 am

Five-year-old Hope Parker finished the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in 3 hours, 34 minutes and 23 seconds. She didn’t run or walk. Her parents, Jennifer and Andrew Parker, carried her in a backpack. Hope has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, which is incurable. In addition to her heart condition and developmental delays, Hope has a history…

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2009 Power Soccer Championship

CICOA Clients Help U.S. Team Clinch Second Powerchair Football World Cup

November 22, 2011 Comments Off on CICOA Clients Help U.S. Team Clinch Second Powerchair Football World Cup
January 23 @ 10:07 am

Case Calvert and JC Russo, members of the U.S. National Power Soccer Team and CICOA clients, recently brought home the FIPFA 2011 Powerchair Football World Cup. The U.S. team competed for its second World Cup in Paris, France, Nov. 2-6, becoming the first team to win back-to-back World Cup titles. According to the United States…

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Are You at Risk for Falls?

August 21, 2011 Comments Off on Are You at Risk for Falls?
January 23 @ 10:07 am

It’s the Leading Cause of Death Among Seniors September 23 is the first day of fall and National Fall Prevention Awareness Day. To help bring attention to this growing public health issue, CICOA has compiled an in-home assessment tool to help identify a number of common falling and tripping hazards in your home: Are there…

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Moving from Hospital to Home with Care Transitions

August 19, 2011 Comments Off on Moving from Hospital to Home with Care Transitions
January 23 @ 10:07 am

In July 2010, Johnnie, then 68, was admitted to Wishard Memorial Hospital with chest pain. She had been in and out of the hospital six times over a period of only 10 months. With multiple medical problems, Johnnie required a great deal of care with medication management, bathing, meal preparation, housekeeping, transportation, etc. Although determined…

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Tori and Claire Riley

A Musical Match

May 12, 2011 Comments Off on A Musical Match
January 23 @ 10:07 am

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 was matched with Tori, one of our clients who has Spina Bifida. The two young…

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Stephen

Cycling Accident Changes Life

May 11, 2011 Comments Off on Cycling Accident Changes Life
January 23 @ 10:07 am

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 course at dusk. A construction crew had cut a gaping hole across the path, and…

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Shailyn and Kaitlyn

Twins Love 'Girlie' Stuff

May 11, 2011 Comments Off on Twins Love 'Girlie' Stuff
January 23 @ 10:07 am

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 especially for them. The girls were born with Cerebral Palsy and developmental disabilities. Shailyn also…

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Carlos

Carlos Finds Support to Live Independently Again

May 11, 2011 Comments Off on Carlos Finds Support to Live Independently Again
January 23 @ 10:07 am

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 Carlos here so he could attend to him. Carlos was admitted to the hospital, and…

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Elizabeth

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

May 11, 2011 Comments Off on What She Lacks in Mobility, She Makes Up for in Attitude
January 23 @ 10:07 am

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 the injury, she now uses a power wheelchair to get around both inside her home…

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