April is Autism Awareness Month. Matt Simpson and James Gardner, two gentlemen served by Mosaic, speak about their diagnosis of autism and the importance of understanding.
In many locations, the people Mosaic supports enjoy participating in their communities as volunteers. Here are a few of their stories.
James Kences, supported by Living Innovations, serves as York, Maine’s unofficial historian and is a vocally strong York historic preservationist. But he wasn’t always that way. His case manager said 10 years ago when she met James, he trusted few people and barely stepped foot out of his home.
Nikki Luckey lives life in her own unique and bold way. Ten years ago, she chose her Mosaic at Home provider based on a potato and a song.
Braden Tuffin is a typical 19-year-old teenager who loves to skateboard, build and refurbish skateboards, and wear skateboard clothes. With Mosaic at Home, Braden and his family found the independence and increased one-on-one attention he needed.
Jordan Ingram lives life on his terms these days, boldly defying limitations that were placed on him in the past and learning to do more and more for himself.
David was always focused on caring for and helping others, and he put himself last. When he decided to ask for more help, Mosaic was ready to assist. Today, David is getting out more, and he was even chosen for Kansas Interhab’s “Outstanding Personal Growth Award.”
After the first time he donated, the Red Cross sent Dustin a letter saying his O positive blood type was Cytomegalovirus (CMV) negative–an extremely rare type of blood that can be given to newborns. “Dustin was so happy. We knew he could save a baby’s life,” his mother said.