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Spotlight on: Alyssa Wilson, our Camp ABLE star

Alyssa Wilson, girl at summer camp There’s no better feeling than checking in with an old friend and learning that their spirits are as high as ever!
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Spotlight on: Tony and Obe

Spotlight: Tony and Obe The story of a man and his best friend and how they rescued each other!
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Spotlight On: Cynthia, who was once a participant and now works with Easter Seals Louisiana

Determined to establish herself, Cynthia came to Easter Seals Louisiana seeking a chance at a better life Determined to establish herself, Cynthia came to Easter Seals Louisiana seeking a chance at a better life.
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Landon Allen: Making strides and meeting milestones with our EarlySteps Program

Landon Allen Mr. Landon Allen, EarlySteps participant is growing each and every day thanks to the help of Easterseals. Read more here!
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Spotlight On: Our Early Steps Stars

two little babies wearing matching onesies laughing at the camera These little tykes have been making amazing strides in their development! By working with Easter Seals' Early Steps Program this latest crew of success stories are receiving the support they need and their families couldn't be more proud.
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Spotlight On: Brooke Settoon, a rare beauty

Brooke Settoon, a beauty queen Let’s hear it for our very own beauty queen!
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Spotlight On: Bryson finding his voice

Bryson, spotlight After searching in vain for the right support and equipment, this young man is finally being heard.
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Spotlight on: Jackson Rayford, a tiny bundle of joy

Jackson Rayford They say the best things come in small packages. For the Rayford family, that couldn’t be closer to the truth.
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Three cheers for Kristye's new job!

KristyePorche Kristye Porche is a lady with a vision and she's putting it to good use in her new career.
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Spotlight On: Isabel Herndon, a lady with a vision

Meet Isabel, a young lady whose artwork is turning heads. Meet Isabel, a young lady whose artwork is turning heads.
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Spotlight On: Toby Monkus, gifted artist

Toby Monkus, an 18  year old man Meet Toby. At just 18, this Bossier City resident is becoming one talented artist.
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Hip hip hooray for Andrew on his Graduation Day

Andrew Royer Graduation Three cheers for this amazing young man on this momentus day!
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Spotlight on: Landon Miller and the road to college

Landon Miller This ace student is becoming a co-ed in May!
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Spotlight on: Marcus Lewis-Scott and his determination

Marcus Lewis-Scott Little Marcus may be only 6 but he has the drive and ambition of someone three times his age.
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Spotlight on: James Johnson

James Johnson Meet James Johnson. After a tragic accident, he's learned that overcoming obstacles starts with a simple positive thought.
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Spotlight On: Sarah, a sports dynamo

Sarah Hutson Often described as a living "ray of sunshine", Sarah keeps active and happy with a full schedule of cheering, softball and swimming. Activities for which she's won some awards recently!
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Spotlight On: Alan and his new job

 At 56, Alan is a lively guy with a big heart. With the help of his Easter Seals Louisiana Support Coordinator he's landed a job at the local Home Depot and is one of their best employees! At 56, Alan is a lively guy with a big heart. With the help of his Easter Seals Louisiana Support Coordinator he's landed a job at the local Home Depot and is one of their best employees!
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Spotlight On: Jhaise, our EarlySteps fashionista!

Tiny Jhaise was born premature with a chronic lung disease. With the help of EarlySteps she's on her way to regaining her strength! Tiny Jhaise was born premature with a chronic lung disease. With the help of EarlySteps she's on her way to regaining her strength!
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Spotlight On: Michelle, who was once homeless but is now excelling in college!

Meet Michelle, a participant of our Transitional Housing program who has gone from living in a bad situation to graduating from college! Meet Michelle, a participant of our Transitional Housing program who has gone from living in a bad situation to graduating from college!
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Spotlight On: Matthew McBride

Spotlight: Matthew McBride Meet Matthew McBride, a Slidell man known for his winning personality, high achievements and for being the main person on the dance floor at local live music shows. Easter Seals Louisiana is proud to spotlight Matthew on World Down Syndrome Day for setting a wonderful example of successful people living with Down Syndrome.
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Spotlight On: Scott Swenson

Scott Swenson Spotlight It doesn't get any better than a happy kid at summer camp. We were beyond thrilled to send 7-year-old Scott Swenson to the Easter Seals camp for children with disabilities, Camp ASCCA, in Alabama this summer.
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Spotlight on: Shirley Miller

Shirley Miller Spotlight To celebrate Mental Health Awareness month we're saluting Shirley Miller - who has not only gotten her life back on track with the help of our services, but is assisting others to do the same.
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Spotlight on: Sophie Trist

Sophie Trist Spotlight Meet Sophie Trist, a remarkable young lady from Mandeville, Louisiana. At 16, Sophie has already racked up a great number of achievements worthy of praise. Sophie, who attends Mandeville High School, has a rare genetic disorder called Fraser syndrome. She was basically born without eyes. Her blindness however has given her the tools to inspire others and provides her family a unique perspective on life, says her mother, Allison Trist.
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Spotlight On: Early Steps Stars

Nealie Arnold Spotlight It's time for Round 2 of for our Early Steps Stars. By working with Easter Seals’ Early Steps Program this latest crew of success stories are receiving the support they need and their families couldn’t be more proud.
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Spotlight On: Cynthia Parham

Cynthia Parham Spotlight In 2010, Cynthia Parham was having a rough patch. Homeless and facing complex emotional issues, she came to Easter Seals from a local shelter.That's when David Bennett, our Project Manager for Behavioral Health, stepped in and brought Cynthia into the Intensive Community Engagement (ICE) program.
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Spotlight On: Cole Levy

Cole Levy Spotlight Meet Cole Levy, a 26 year old from Slidell who has Williams Syndrome who can now add Special Olympics Champion to his list of achievements.
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Meet Austin - Our Youngest Friend of Easter Seals Yet!

Austin Welch Story of Hope We're so proud to have this young man on our team of supporters. In just one day Austin, who has cerebral palsy, raised over $450 for Easter Seals at our annual Golf Tournament.
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Hip hip hooray for Andrew on his Graduation Day

Andrew Royer Graduation Three cheers for this amazing young man on this momentus day!
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Spotlight On: Cole Levy

Cole Levy Spotlight Meet Cole Levy, a 26 year old from Slidell who has Williams Syndrome who can now add Special Olympics Champion to his list of achievements.
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