Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Manhattan Day Has WillPower!

Today's post is by Team WillPower's captain, Karen Abbe

On June 6, we the staff and program participants of YAI's Manhattan Day Program, will be participating in the Central Park Challenge. This year, our team is walking in honor of William, a friend and co-worker at Manhattan Day.

In November 2008, William was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He has not been back to work since, and his absence has left a tremendous void in our program.

William is an incredible man who has had a huge impact on the people with disabilities who he has worked with for the past 11 years. He can always be counted on to do the right thing and to do it with a smile! He has a great attitude, which adds to the overall tone of our program. Staff around the building respect his work and dedication to people with disabilities and the agency.

Everyday, William is missed so much by his co-workers and the program participants. The CPC is our way of honoring William and his amazing courage as he continues his battle with cancer.

Click here to support Team WillPower and YAI/NIPD's Manhattan Day Habilitation Program, which provides essential services to adults with developmental disabilites.

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