Lexi and Rachel’s Story: Always Positive

Lexi Krosky was born legally blind and with cerebral palsy. She has been confined to a wheelchair her entire life and has had more surgeries than birthdays. Lexi’s mother, Rachel, has been with her daughter for every up and down and is grateful for everything they have. “I don’t know what tomorrow brings, so I enjoy today,” says Rachel. Rachel…

Alex's Story: Always Looking Ahead

How would you live your life if you weren’t expected to survive past birth? For Erie County resident, Alexander Webb, this was a harsh reality. When Alex was born he had difficulty breathing along with other health conditions. The doctors put a trach tube in his throat and told his mother he wouldn’t live beyond a month. After he survived…

Kristen’s Story: Always Grateful

Kristen Groseclose knows first-hand how important county board support can be for a family. Kristen’s 14-year-old son, Jack, was born with PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified). Since day one, the family has required extra support in order to help Jack live the most fulfilling life possible. Jack is a fortunate recipient of a SELF waiver through the Butler County…

Lisa's Story: Always Resourceful

Lisa Love resides in Noble County — where resources can be scarce, but resourcefulness is abundant. And resourceful is what her mother, Faye, has been from the start, crossing county lines to find meaningful supports for her daughter. Faye describes a time when no one could tell her what type of disability her daughter even had. “She was hard to…

John's Story: Always Dedicated

Growing up in a family with six kids, including two brothers with developmental disabilities, John Coffield is no stranger to the challenges of having loved ones with disabilities. As long as John can remember, his mother Helen was actively involved with the developmental disabilities community in order to provide a better life for her two sons, Tom and Larry. When…