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My Second Chance

As I continue to celebrate Second Chance’s in the month of April, I’m always impressed by those who’ve managed to take the opportunity to make the best out of a difficult situation.  My friend, Robert Shuemak, is one of those people. Not only is Robert my friend, he’s also a strong advocate for people with... Read more »
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Second Lease On Life

Sometimes in life, you’re not always given a second chance, but if you do get one, take advantage of it.  Often when there seems to be no way out, an opportunity is there to give you that new lease on life. We often think of just humans getting second chances at life, but there are times an animal... Read more »
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PAC-MAN THERAPY

When I was a kid, back in the 80’s, my brother Jay received an Atari gaming system for Christmas.  One of the games that came along with it was Pac-Man.  I would annoy my brother daily to play.  Most of the time he would give in; sometimes just to get me to stop pestering him.... Read more »
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Meet Rick

  Meet Rick; he is a man who has never let his disability stop him and he doesn’t mind telling anyone he meets.  Rick is employed at the Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley Lebanon Goodwill Store.  He assists with donations and processing items for the sales floor.  Rick was introduced to the Goodwill Store through the... Read more »
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Meet Priscilla

  Priscilla was a freshman in high school when she moved to Clark County in 2014.  Entering high school was a very stressful time for Priscilla; her anxiety began to flare up.  Priscilla states “When I was a freshman in high school, I started having really bad anxiety.  The normal stress of high school was... Read more »
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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month A Year After COVID

I look forward every year to celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. As a person with a disability, I understand the everyday challenges we face. Having a disability can be difficult, especially when you have some who refuse to see your worth and a system that’s forced a value on fairness.  It’s a much better situation... Read more »
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Goodwill Stores Partners Again with Girl Scouts during Annual Cookie Sale

  The Girl Scout Cookie Program will be wrapping up soon.  Goodwill Stores a service of Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley has again partnered with local Girl Scouts to provide opportunities to provide cookie booths at selected Goodwill Stores. Girl Scout representatives will be on hand at the following Goodwill Stores: Beavercreek, Bellefontaine, Celina, Centerville, Englewood,... Read more »
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COVID-The Unwanted Friend

I’m blessed that I have not had to deal with having COVID-19. With having a disability, I was always cognitive of the whole social distance and mask thing.  I knew, if I came down with it, my life would be even more difficult. Having a disability is challenging, let alone having to deal with other... Read more »
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The Mask

Wow, ever since COVID-19 hit last year, and became a worldwide pandemic, our new normal is mask up! Everywhere you go, you must wear a mask. Often when sitting in my vehicle, I see a person about to enter an establishment only to do an about face back to their car to retrieve their mask.... Read more »
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