Success Stories

Individuals strengthen communities by realizing their highest quality of life through the achievement of personal and vocational potential. We invite you to meet a few of these amazing people.

Patrick

Meet Patrick

The oldest of five children, Patrick was diagnosed at birth with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, a rare genetic disorder in which muscle and connective tissue, such as tendons and ligaments, are gradually replaced by bone, forming a second skeleton. Pat did not let his diagnosis slow him down, graduating from Franklin and Marshall College in 2004 and pursuing a career in accounting.

When the symptoms of his disease progressed, and in an effort to maintain as much of his independence as possible, he enrolled in JEVS Supports Coordination program in 2007. With in-home help and other supports from JEVS, Pat has been able to remain in his own home and, perhaps most importantly, keep a fulfilling, full-time job at Main Line Health as an accountant and software administrator.

Unfortunately, Pat’s disease is progressing swiftly and his future is uncertain. But what is not uncertain is his indomitable “find the silver lining” approach to life, despite his incremental loss of motion and the daily physical struggles he faces.

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Tyisha

Rising Out of Depression

Meet Tyisha

Patrick

Live, Work, Independence

Meet Patrick

Aliyah

Young Adult Reconnects

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Cory

Finding His Calling

Meet Cory

Steven

A New Purpose

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Rodney

Achieving Independence

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Mariah

A Bright Future

Meet Mariah
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Tyrell

Autistic Client's First Paycheck

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Wendy

Single Mom, New Start

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Sherman Family

Rabbi Sherman

Miracles for His Son

Meet Rabbi Sherman
Shai

Shai

Smiling Success

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Greg

Greg

From Drop Out to New Start

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Lemuel

Lemuel

Potential Realized

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Heather

Heather

Help With Life’s Transitions

Meet Heather

Romaine

Getting Back to Work

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Anthony

Anthony

From No Graduation to Two

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Gentil

An American Dream

Meet Gentil
Josh

Josh

Life Without Limits

Meet Josh
Maurice

Maurice

A Second Chance

Meet Maurice