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Finding Freedom

June 10, 2019 | By Matt Taylor | TRPIL

I will never forget the date. It was August 13, 2011.

I woke up that Saturday morning in the Intensive Care Unit at the University of Maryland’s Medical Center. I was told that I had a diving accident. I did not yet realize my entire life was about to change. 

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Never Say "Never"

June 28, 2018 | By Ed Pahula, Washington County Resident | TRPIL

I was born with cerebral palsy, so my family believed that my future was limited.  As a child, they told me: “You will be lucky to get a job at McDonald’s” and “You will never drive a car, never buy a house, and never be a Dad.

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Flo’s Journey to Independence

March 09, 2016 | By Washington County Community Foundation | TRPIL

For many years, Flo Moffit was an elementary school teacher in Trinity School District. Her days were spent in front of a classroom, helping her "little people" learn important skills that would help them to grow.

But, after suffering a stroke, Flo's life was turned upside down.

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