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Impact Stories

A Success Story – Julian Butler

Julian Butler is a 42-year-old father of five residing in Frederick County, Maryland. In May of 2017, Julian was working as a construction worker and leading an active life when he unexpectedly suffered a stroke, also known as a CVA. He had always been very physically active, but Julian’s life was drastically altered as he …
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A Success Story – Robert Brandlen

In 1981, Robert Brandlen was an active teenager and a high school junior who loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He aspired to one day become a Volunteer Firefighter in his community in Garrett County. Robert began making connections at the local fire department to work toward this goal. He developed close friendships with other …
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A Success Story – Jose Rodriguez Diaz

Jose is a 61 year old father and grandfather who currently resides in Harford County with his daughter Maria (Cary), son in law Luis, and their two daughters. Jose and his story is pretty remarkable. Up until October 2017, Jose was residing in his home country of Puerto Rico. He has an extensive medical history …
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Carl Long’s Success Story

In the fall of 2016, Carl Long was hospitalized for treatment of a devastating anoxic brain injury due to a heroin overdose. This brain injury left him unable to move his extremities and swallow on his own as well as with many other physical and mental challenges. Upon discharge from the hospital, Carl was transferred …
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Supports Planning is More Than Services, Rasimgul’s Story

Rasimgul is a 63 year old loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren who resides in Washington County with her son Alim, daughter in law Mukhabat, and three small grandchildren ages 6-8 years old. Rasimgul has a supportive and caring family. She has suffered from memory impairment for many years and after the recent death of her …
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Supports Planning is More Than Services, It’s Quality of Life

Meet Calvin and Stacy Titchenell.  Both have been diagnosed with spina bifida. They had been living together on their own in the  community for several years with the assistance of Community First Choice (CFC) services up until about a year ago. Within  months of each other, both Calvin and Stacy developed health  complications resulting in the need …
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Who does SPS support? Sparky & Christon’s Story

This story is about Sparky who is just about to turn 21. Sparky has a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. He received services through the Autism Waiver and was in line for funding from the Governor’s Transitioning Youth Initiative for DDA day services.  You see where this is going right? The Autism Waiver is for …
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Who does SPS support? A Personal Story

Imagine…you are in your early twenties living it up in your own apartment and working full time. Hey maybe you are, then there isn’t much to imagine! What would you do if your life changed dramatically and nothing was ever the same? This is what happen to “Dave”. Dave was enjoying his young life working …
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