"Your life and mine shall be valued not by what we take... but by what we give." Those words, spoken by Easter Seals' founder Edgar Allen over 90 years ago, began a movement. Today, we're thankful to you for being a part of that movement. With over 50 million Americans living with disabilities, our work is far from complete. We encourage you to help us call attention to the experience of people with disabilities, and to raise awareness of and advocate for the services they need to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Paula Bailey is a wife and mother with an intellectual disability. Her husband has physical limitations and relies on her for many needs. Despite these challenges, she worked hard with Easterseals to receive job training that prepared her for a job in the community. She received the 2014 Upward Mobility Award, which is given to an individual served by Easterseals who has successfully obtained employment in the community and achieved advancement beyond their initial position.
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