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Success Stories

Money Follows the Person Success Story

Don is a Money Follows the Person (MFP), a person with Cerebral Palsy.  He was in the nursing home for 7 months before returning home.  …

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Ted, My Hero

I met Ted through a Dakota Center for Independent Living computer/cell phone workshop held at the Bismarck Senior Center on March 23, 2017.  Ted showed …

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“Nobody Really Knows”, Alan Speaking of His TBI

“Remembering going outside of my apartment and waking up in a hospital, being told I flat lined on the way to the hospital.  I was …

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Katrina, An Exceptional Person in So Many Ways

Katrina is a friendly and outgoing 20 year young athlete participating in Special Olympics sports such as: volleyball, track, bowling, basketball, and softball.   She’s an …

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Kim, Snow Barrier?

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Trevor, How Dakota Center for Independent Living has helped him

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Linda, Living With a Brain Injury

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Alan’s Story

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Cole’s Story

On January 10, 2017, we met Cole when he came to DCIL to study for his Drivers Permit test.  He stated that he had taken …

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Walter’s Success Story

On a cool September day Walter entered into DCIL, homeless.  He had been referred to us by Social Security for our Representative Payee Services.  Walter …

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John’s Sail Tale

Oh, the Missouri River through North Dakota…. my, yes, last summer I made a 38 day descent from Montana to Central, ND. Sacajawea Reservoir is …

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Alicia Rombs Success Story

Menards is TRULY an outstanding business in the Bismarck community. Menards worked with me after my spinal cord injury to maintain employment. In September, I …

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Tiffany’s Success Story

It was Christmas time. A time that’s usually full of cheer, but not for Tiffany. Tiffany was 22-years-old, had never been alone before, and was …

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Living with a Disability

Living with disabilities can be more than a little challenging, but with the help of caring people and a little humor, you can still enjoy …

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A Story of Triumph

In the summer of 2012, Ardith Williams suffered a stroke that turned her world upside down. It was just another day in the Williams’ residence …

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Lee’s Story

There is more to Lee than Wilson’s Disease. Lee loves to spend time with his horse and used to be a Bronc rider. He is …

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