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Flo’s Journey to Independence

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March 09, 2016 | By Washington County Community Foundation


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. Her days were spent in a nursing home, non-verbal, and crying when people talked to her. She felt helpless.

Specialists and doctors of all stripes were not able to help Flo communicate, but TRPIL helped Flo find her voice. It was very hard work, but she gives TRPIL employees all the credit.

When Flo could speak again, she said that it was her goal to be able to live independently once more. Now she resides in her own home, and she even works at TRPIL part-time.

Free to do what she wants when she wants, Flo is always on the move -- not only driving her own car, but traveling extensively. In fact, it was not long ago that she made a 1,600-mile trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a friend.

Where will Flo go next? We will have to wait and see.

"When I had the stroke, they said I would not come out of it. I did, but I could do nothing – nothing. I couldn't talk at all . . . Now, anything I want to do, I do. Anywhere I want to go, I go. I can because of TRPIL."