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					 EMPOWER
 A newsletter for family & friends
                                                                                                                                WINTER/SPRING
                                                                                                                                    2012




 Great strides
                                                                                                                                         Kristin Everett
 Close to death, her body broken in a car accident less
 than a year ago, Kristin Everett is walking again after
 receiving therapy at Turnstone.
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 If there’s one constant when it comes to                                        Then, on the evening of May 13, 2011,
 disabilities, it’s that no one is immune,                                       Kristin’s world changed forever. She and
 even the young and physically fit. Take                                         her fiancé, Drake Hill, were on their way to
 Kristin Everett, for example.                                                   a party. They were traveling down a familiar
                                                                                 Adams County rural road when they were
 Just 21 years old last spring, Kristin was                                      involved in a two-car collision. Drake died
 loving life. She’d graduated from Adams                                         at the scene. Kristin, barely clinging to life,
 Central High School in 2008 after excelling                                     was airlifted to Lutheran Hospital.
 as a swimmer — the 100-meter butterfly
 was her favorite event — and as a member                                        Kristin underwent nearly a dozen surgical
 of the volleyball team. She started on the                                      procedures in the days immediately
 varsity volleyball team as a freshman,                                          following the accident. She’d suffered head
 and Adams Central went all the way                                              trauma. Her pelvis was broken in six places,
 to the Class 2A final four when she was                                         and she had a fractured left forearm and
 a sophomore. After graduation, Kristin                                          left femur. Multiple trauma to her lower
 studied to be a surgical technician and                                         left leg necessitated an above-the-knee
 landed a position with the Cataract and                                         amputation. Kristin also suffered severe
 Laser Institute in Fort Wayne. She was                                          nerve damage to her lower right leg.
 engaged to be married, and remained
 an avid swimmer.                                                                                                     CONTINUED ON PAGE 2


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But Kristin persevered, and once she             Sure enough, it was just days before                SOMEONE JUST LIKE YOU                             with a disability
was out of danger, began to contemplate          Christmas when Kristin walked                                                                         is viewed as somewhat
her future.                                      independently, without an assistive device,         At the age of 20 I landed my first “real” job     “less than capable”
                                                 from the Turnstone lobby to the adult               as an attendant at the Fort Wayne State           or “less than normal.”
“The doctors said I would walk again             therapy area. “That was an exciting time            Developmental Center, working with adults         Although there may
eventually,” Kristin says. “The real             for all of us,” Marilyn says. “And Kristin          with intellectual disabilities. I couldn’t have   be things that people
challenge was overcoming the nerve               continues to improve every day.”                    imagined at the time that my entire career        with disabilities may
damage. I couldn’t move my toes on my                                                                would be centered on working with people          not be physically able
right foot, and I didn’t have any feeling                                                            with all types of disabilities. And now           to do, they become        Nancy Louraine
there. The doctors said there were no                                                                I can’t imagine doing anything else.              more “disabled” by
guarantees that I would get that feeling                                                                                                               a world that’s designed for able-bodied
and movement back. At the same time,                                                                 Because March is Disabilities Awareness           people, a world where allowances aren’t
I had very sharp pains in my legs.”                                                                  Month, I’d like to reflect on what I’ve           always made for the unique needs of these
                                                                                                     learned during my 39 years in the world           members of our community.
Kristin began outpatient therapy at another                                                          of disabilities.
facility, but soon exhausted her insurance                                                                                                             Anyone, including you or a family member,
benefits. When she first came to Turnstone                                                           First of all, people with disabilities are        may face an illness or accident at some
in September, Kristin had progressed to            Kristin with physical therapist Marilyn Wedler.   people who live in your neighborhood,             stage of life that will cause a permanent
taking steps with a wheeled walker, but                                                              go to your church, and sit in the same            disabling condition. It’s our responsibility
she was still using a wheelchair as her          Kristin has nothing but praise for                  classroom with you. They ride the bus,            to ensure that we’re a community that
chief means of mobility.                         Turnstone — and Marilyn, in particular.             drive on the same roads as you do, work           accepts and accommodates all people
                                                 “From the very first time I came to                 out in the gym, and go to the movies.             with disabilities. Don’t view an individual
At Turnstone, Kristin came under the             Turnstone, they always made me feel                 They enjoy the zoo, going out to dinner,          with a disability as someone who lacks
care of physical therapist Marilyn Wedler,       comfortable, like I fit in, like I’d been           shopping for groceries, and working. The          ability or intellect.
manager of adult therapy. “When I first          coming here for years,” Kristin says. “The          point is that people with disabilities are
met Kristin, she asked me how long it            people there are amazing. They help you             a vital segment of our community. People          People with disabilities are, above all,
would be before she could walk without           get to where you want to be.                        with disabilities are just like you. They         people who share the same fears,
an assistive device,” Marilyn recalls. “I told                                                       have wants, needs, and desires just like          aspirations, and goals as anyone else.
her it might be possible after a month           “Marilyn was the best person I could ever           anyone else. They don’t look for special          Because no matter the disability—whether
of therapy.”                                     have to get me through all of this,” Kristin        treatment—just equal opportunities to live        it’s related to sight, sound, cognition,
                                                 continues. “She’s helped me get to where            their lives with dignity and independence.        or movement—people with disabilities
The focus of Kristin’s therapy became            I am. She helped me physically and                                                                    have the right to live with dignity.
increasing the strength in her left leg          mentally and helped me get on with                  People with disabilities are often portrayed
and core, and on improving her balance           my life. She’s a great woman.”                      as disadvantaged individuals whose
and gait.                                                                                            disabilities are limiting. An individual
                                                 Kristin still comes to Turnstone for therapy,
“It was in late November, almost one             and she’s making plans. As soon as she has
month to the day after we first met, that        a vehicle — she’s ready to drive again — she
Kristin took her first step without an                                                               16th ANNUAL PIZZA HUT OF FORT                     the Fort Wayne Country Club. Turnstone’s
                                                 intends to return to her job at the Cataract        WAYNE BUFFET NIGHT                                most anticipated signature fundraiser is
assistive device,” Marilyn says. “Then,          and Laser Institute, where they’ve saved            On Wednesday, March 21, from 5 to 8 p.m.,         inspiring, enjoyable, and unlike any other
she announced that her goal was to               her spot. Rain or shine, it’ll be a fine day        $1 from every adult buffet and 50 cents from      gala you’ve attended.
walk unassisted before Christmas.”               for a walk from the car to the office.              every children’s buffet purchased will be
                                                                                                     donated to Turnstone. Participating Pizza Hut     32nd ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
                                                                                                     locations include Angola, Auburn, Berne,          Turnstone will host its annual Golf Outing
                                                                                                     Bluffton, Columbia City, Coventry, Decatur,       at Autumn Ridge Golf Course on Thursday,
SAVE THE DATE                                                                                        East State, Huntington, Kendallville, New
                                                                                                     Haven, North Manchester, Northcrest,
                                                                                                                                                       September 6.

                                                                                                     Northwood, Pine Valley, Portland, Southgate,
                              CASINO NIGHT                                                           Time Corners, Van Wert, Wabash, Waynedale,
                              On Saturday, March 10, from 7 to 11 p.m., Turnstone will host          and West State.                                          To learn more about any of
                              its 37th annual Casino Night, which includes blackjack, Texas                                                                   these events contact
                              hold’em, crab races, bingo, a basket raffle, a silent auction, and     12th ANNUAL BOARD                                        Erin Arnold at (260) 483-2100
                              much more. Tickets are $30 each, or four for $100, if purchased        OF DIRECTORS GALA                                        or erin@turnstone.org.
                              in advance; and $40 each, if purchased the night of the event.         The 12th Annual Board of Directors
                              Must be 21 to attend. License 126263.                                  Gala is set for Thursday, June 14, at



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          NEWS NOTES                                                                                                                                                                            THANKS TO ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                Allen County Christmas Bureau, UPS Freight,                                     Huser Charitable Foundation, Magee
          CLASSIC CORVETTE RAFFLE                                                          preschool session. The program is open to                                                            Rescare, Lincoln Financial Group, and the                                       O’Connor Foundation, Rudd Equipment,
          This year’s prize is a 1966 Corvette coupe. It’s                                 children of all abilities, ages 2 to 5. For more                                                     many agency friends, Turnstone staff, and                                       Steck Family Foundation, Shoaff Park Lions
          sunflower yellow with a black soft top and has                                   information, contact Adrianne Lyon at                                                                members of the Board for helping make the                                       Club, Mary Margaret Stucky Foundation,
          matching numbers, a V-8 engine, and manual                                       (260) 483-2100 or adrianne@turnstone.org.                                                            holidays bright for several Turnstone families .                                Angela & Dick Weber Charitable Foundation,
          transmission. Tickets are one for $10, three                                                                                                                                                                           ...                                            Paul & Virginia Yergens Rogers Foundation,
          for $25, seven for $50, and 15 for $100. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jack Ewing Charitable Trust, and Rifkin Family
          winning ticket will be drawn in October.                                                                                                                                              The Council on Senior Services for its support                                  Foundation for their support of Turnstone’s
          Indiana Charity Gaming License 126264.                                                                                                                                                of Turnstone’s annual Caregiver’s Retreat,                                      core programs and services.
                                                                                                                                                                                                scheduled for this March.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ...
                                                                                           HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY BODIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ...
                                                                                           Calling all veterans! Through the Healthy                                                                                                                                            Exelis, Maximus Foundation, U.S. Tennis
                                                                                           Minds, Healthy Bodies program, Turnstone                                                             Fort Wayne Street Rod Association for its                                       Association, Walmart Foundation, Weaver
                                                                                           will provide veterans with physical disabilities                                                     donation of proceeds from the Muddy River                                       Popcorn Foundation, and the William
                                                                                           a free six-month membership to Turnstone’s                                                           Run. The gift of $5,000 will ensure Turnstone’s                                 & Bonnie Hefner Foundation for their
                                                                                           Health and Wellness Center, and offer monthly                                                        programs and services continue to be available                                  support of Turnstone’s adaptive sports
                                                                                           dinners that highlight Paralympic sports. This                                                       to people with disabilities.                                                    and recreation program.
             Turnstone's '66 Corvette coupe.
             Call (260) 483-2100 to buy your tickets!
                                                                                           program is made possible through a grant                                                                                              ...
                                                                                           provided by the U.S. Olympic Committee and                                                                                                                                                                             ...

          CONGRATS                                                                         the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more                                                         The 100% Club for raising $6,000 in support                                     PNC Bank for its support of the Little Plumb
          Congratulations to Denise, David, Joe, and                                       information, contact Tina Acosta at                                                                  of Turnstone and the children and adults                                        preschoolers, a program designed for
          Grant DeMarchis. The family was named the                                        (260) 483-2100 or tina@turnstone.org.                                                                who benefit from the agency’s therapeutic                                       children living with lead-poisoning and in
          Outstanding Family Philanthropists by the                                                                                                                                             programs at its annual holiday party.                                           need of early-intervention education and
          Northeast Indiana Chapter of Fundraising                                         WELCOME NEW STAFF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ...                                           therapy programming.
          Professionals as part of the 8th Annual                                          Erin Arnold, Special Events Coordinator
          National Philanthropy Day. The family was                                        Jama Federspiel, Substitute Teacher                                                                  Physical Medicine Consultants, Building
          honored for its support of local charities,                                      Jodi Ann Intelicato, Speech Assistant                                                                Contractors Association, and CBRE employees
          including Turnstone. Thank you to the family                                     Callie McCool, COTA                                                                                  for their support of Turnstone, as well as
          for all its support.                                                             Dan Spangler, Substitute Teacher                                                                     Shambaugh & Son for collecting Turnstone
                                                                                           Ashley Wynkoop,                                                                                      wish-list items this holiday season.
          KIMBROUGH EARLY LEARNING                                                            Pediatric Administrative Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ...
          CENTER OPENINGS
          Preschool openings are available Monday                                                                                                                                               The Fort Wayne Derby Girls for inviting
          through Friday for the morning or afternoon                                                                                                                                           Turnstone to join them during their first
                                                                                                                                                                                                bout on January 21.                                                                Teacher Miss Maria with a preschool student.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                NIPSCO for its support of Turnstone’s
          SPORTS & REC DATES
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Crown Battery Systems, Summit Power
                                                                                                                                                                                                Systems, PI Chapter Psi Iota Sorority, Dream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                multi-sensory Snoezelen® room, scheduled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to open this spring as part of the Madge
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Weaver Foundation, Valiant Foundation,                                          Rothschild Pediatric Therapy Wing.
          Turnstone offers numerous sports and recreation                                  • June 8-10: IPFW Wheelchair Tennis Open
          programs. To see our athletes in action, check                                     hosted by Turnstone.
          out any of the following events. Admission is free.

          • April 21-22: Power Soccer Tournament
                                                                                           • July 13-15: Champions Cup Power Soccer
                                                                                             National Tournament hosted by Turnstone.                                                           OUR WISH LIST                                                          Needed and suggested items
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            at Turnstone.                                                                  Contact us at (260) 483-2100 for more information
          • April 28: Wheelchair Tennis Clinic at                                          on these events. Check our website at                                                                New bath towels                         Red, white, and blue                     Laundry detergent                       Ziploc bags
            Turnstone and Wildwood Racquet Club.                                           www.turnstone.org for locations and game times.                                                      Large whiteboard                           plastic poker chips                   Dishwasher soap                         Stickers
                                                                                                                                                                                                Magnifying glasses                      Bleach                                   Glitter                                 Tissues
                                                                                                                                                                                                Turkey basters                          Paper plates                             Divided foam plates                     Individual pudding,
                                                                                                                                                                                                Regular and                             Bottled water                            8-ounce foam cups                          fruit, and
                  “LIKE” US – USE FACEBOOK                                                                                                                                                         decaf coffee                         Plastic tableware                        Plastic or paper                           applesauce cups
          You can now become a fan of Turnstone on Facebook. Like us at www.facebook.com/TurnstoneCenter.                                                                                                                               Paper towels                                table cover



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MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS                                                                                                                                        Linda, Timothy &
                                                                                                                                                                  Benjamin Wysong
                                                                                                                                                               Mrs. Arlene Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Richard Wyss
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mrs. Cindy Chenoweth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Phyllis Zahn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mr. Bob Zahn

Thanks to all who gave honoraria and memorials to Turnstone between                                                                                            ............................................................................................................................................................
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October 7, 2011, and January 6, 2012.                                                                                                                          (f) indicates individual was a member of Team Turnstone during Fort4Fitness. Please note, as some athletes raised funds online,
                                                                                                                                                               not all donor gifts were received before Empower went to print. Donors not listed in this issue will be recongnized for their support
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............................................................................................................................................................   in the March issue of Empower. Thank you to all for your understanding and generosity.

IN MEMORY OF...                         JoAnne Gibson                           Laura LaFever                           Andrea Piwowar
                                        Mr. Robert Gibson                       Mr. Dick Clark                          Mr. & Mrs. Charles Piwowar             IN HONOR OF...                          Dick & Deanna Freeland                  Nancy Lourainef                         Dan Spanglerf
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mr. & Mrs. David Bobilya                Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Ehle                   Mrs. Jennifer Best
Glenna Asher                            Foster and Laura Gibson                 Zachary David Lambert                   Steve Porter                                                                   Mr. Byron Lamm                                                                  Mrs. Kathy Gorrell
Mrs. Sue Bradley                                                                                                                                               Darby Allen                                                                     Jenny Maldonadof                        Mrs. Stephany Gorrell
                                        Mr. Robert Gibson                       Mr. & Mrs. Greg Lambert                 Mr. & Mrs. Mark Cass                   Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Litton
                                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. Ron Porter                                                          Bobbie Golanif                          Dr. Joe Steensma                        Mrs. Linda Koester
Meg Bierbaum                            Adrian & Lola Girardot                  Deborah Lane                            Mr. & Mrs. Walt Noll                                                           Mr. Jeffrey Crohn                       Ms. Sarah Thrall                        Mrs. Mary Elizabeth
Mr. & Mrs. Matt Campbell                                                                                                                                       Bethany Ballardf                                                                                                           McGinnis
                                        Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Girardot              Allen County Public Library                                                    Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Ballard
Mrs. Marge Megles-Norris                                                        Dr. Robert Bahr                         Pam Reece                                                                      Amber Goldmanf                          Ann Mallers                             Ms. A.S. McIntyre
                                                                                                                                                               Miss Tanya Cordial                      Mr. James Ezell                         Mr. & Mrs. James Mallers                Mr. John McKibben
                                        Sharon Goebel                           Mr. & Mrs. Richard Becraft              Mr. & Mrs. Walt Noll                   Mr. Ron Heustis
Gertrude Bowser                         Mr. Lavon Goebel                            Challengers Basketball                                                                                             Mrs. Caryl Goldman                                                              Mrs. Karen Spangler-
Mr. & Mrs. David Hughes                                                                                                                                        Ms. Lynn Holliday                       Ms. Annette Spade                       Mr. & Mrs. Terence Martin                  Berfield
                                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Mark Davis                   James Reifenberg                       Ms. Catherine Ruane
                                        Oscar Greene                            Mr. & Mrs. Bob Doell                    Mr. & Mrs. John Nowlan                                                         Ms. Susan Steele                        Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Litton
Johanna Buuck                                                                                                                                                  Miss Paige Rudolph                                                                                                      Donna Spinaf
                                        Ms. Debra Greene                        Mr. & Mrs. Frank Guzik                                                         Mr. & Mrs. Bob Whittaker
Ms. Marcille Buuck                                                              Mr. & Mrs. David Kelley                 Mary Reilly                                                                    Deb Guebardf                            Colin McIntire                          Mrs. Carol Knueppel
                                                                                                                                                               Mr. Brad Whittaker                      Mrs. Peg Flack                          Ms. Cheryl Alevizon
                                        Bruce Griffin                           Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kifowit              Mr. & Mrs. James Mallers               Mrs. Karen Willman
James Chambers                          Mr. & Mrs. David Hughes                 Ms. Peg Maginn                                                                                                         Ms. Linda Griffith                                                              Margaret Sullivan
Mr. & Mrs. David Hughes                                                         Mr. & Mrs. Jim Maxson                   William Richardson                                                             Mrs. Mary Henderson                     Jennifer Neherf                         Dr. Robert Sullivan
                                                                                                                                                               Dave & Annie Bobilya                    Mrs. Marilyn McArdle                    Mr. Jared Thompson
                                        Kathleen Gronau                         Mr. & Mrs. Doug Pearson                 Mrs. Marge Megles-Norris               Mr. Dennis Bobilya
Ralph & Marilyn                         Mr. & Mrs. Rick Beyham                  Mrs Janet Schasker                                                                                                     Mr. & Mrs. Paul Santos                                                          Brianna Talamantes
   Chenoweth                                                                                                                                                   Mrs. Lesley Pfleging                    Mrs. Amy Scott                          Dan & Devon Nelsonf                     Ms. Suzanne Schlagenhauf
                                        Ms. Jill Bromming                       Ms. Cheryl Schorey                      Ruth & Henry Rood
Mrs. Cindy Chenoweth                    Mr. & Mrs. Darrel Curneal               Ms. Becky Seward                        Mr. Doug Rood                                                                                                          Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Shatto                  Mr. & Mrs. Peter Wahl
                                                                                                                                                               Annie Bobilya                           Jane Hammond
                                        Mr. & Mrs. Don Emerick                  Ms. Margaret Slack                                                             Mr. & Mrs. Ben Eisbart
Wally Christ                            Ms. Janice Getty                        Ms. Charlotte Smith                     Dr. Joel Salon                                                                 Mr. & Mrs. James Mallers                Pat & Mike Nolanf                       Kent Turnbow
Mrs. Linda Christ                                                                                                                                              Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Elyea                                                         Mr. John Arnold                         Mr. Brock Zehr
                                        Ms. Deb Hicks                           Geraldine Sternal                       Mrs. Jeanne Schouweiler                Ms. Carolyn Ewing
                                        Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Perry                Mr. Bob Stouffer                                                                                                       Kevin Hughesf                           Ms. Margaret Campbell
Robert E. Crosby                                                                                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Lockwood                     Mrs. Jessica Harthcock                  Ms. Kathryn Froebe                      Team Turnstone
                                        Roger, Alice & Barbara Rife             Ms. Evelyn Teel                         Arthur Schertz                            Marine
Mr. & Mrs. Art Bell                        & families                           Mr. & Mrs. Bob Treber                   Mr. & Mrs. Tom Delong                                                          Mrs. Dianna Ryan                        Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Jones                  Ms. Bethany Ballard
Mr. & Mrs. John Clark                                                                                                                                          Mrs. Lesley Pfleging                                                            Mr. Donald Lassiter                     Mr. & Mrs. David Bobilya
                                        Mr. & Mrs. Steve                        Mr. & Mrs. Dick Weaver                  Ms. Diane Schertz                      Mr. & Mrs. John Wright
CME Corporation                            Steinbacher                          Ms. Melanie Wilson                                                                                                     Steven & Elizabeth Kadyf                Ms. Geraldine Ringland                  Mr. Kevin Hughes
CMS Roofing Inc.                        VFW Post 857 Ladies                     Ms. Judith Wolfe                        Marion Sharples                                                                Ms. Marsha Baltes                       Ms. Beverly Scheiderer                  Mr. & Mrs. Steven Kady
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Crosby                                                                                                                                        Edward and Bonnie                       Miss Deborah Kady                       Mrs. Mary Worrell                       Mr. Jared Kent
                                           Auxiliary                                                                    Mrs. Martha Thompson                      Bultemeyer’s
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Crosby                                                        Bill and Dori Lawrence                                                                                                 Mr. Mark Kady                                                                   Ms. Jenny Maldonado
D.O. McComb & Sons                                                                                                                                                50th Anniversary                                                             Dale J. Oberley                         Ms. Emily Myatt
                                        Wendy Habyan                            Mr. & Mrs. Arthur                       Wilfred Shedd                          Ms. Marcille Buuck
   Family Fnd.                          Mr. Philip Carper                           Weingartner                         Mrs. Carol Shedd                                                               Autry Keener                            Mrs. Patricia Oberley                   Mr. & Mrs. Randy Outman
Mr. & Mrs. David Ehrman                 Ms. Iva Garvison                                                                                                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Dale Crabill                                                         Mr. & Mrs. N. Daniel
Ms. Francile Firestine                                                                                                                                         Greg Buse                                                                       Randy Outmanf                              Spangler
                                        Mr. & Mrs. David Kelley                 Linda Leverenz                          John Siemer                            Dr. & Mrs. John Ramsey
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gepfert               Martin Glass Company                    Mr. & Mrs. John Wilmer                  Ms. Julie Heeter                                                               Dave Kelley                             Mrs. Carolyn Griffiths                  Mr. & Mrs. Gary Thelen
Ms. Joan Heinzelman                     Mr. James Ray                                                                                                                                                  Mr. & Mrs. Frank Guzik                  Dr. Anne Kittendorf                     Ms. Camellia Tobin
IPFW Department of                                                                                                                                             Sara Claggf                                                                     Mrs. Daun Outman                        Mr. Kent Turnbow
                                                                                Stephen Libbing                         Diana Steele                           Mrs. Theresa Walker
   Nursing                              Pamela S. Harmon-Taylor                 Mrs. Suzanne Libbing                    Rev. Paul Steele                                                               Zachary Kieser                                                                  Mrs. Courtney Zuehsow
Mr. & Mrs. Buzz Kirkwood                Mr. R. Gordon Taylor                                                                                                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Al Hartzler                  Jane Pautsch
Mr. Karl Klingler                                                                                                                                              Roberta Cohen                                                                   Mr. & Mrs. James Mallers                Karen Tyner
                                                                                Zelotis & Esther Louraine               Richard Steele                         Ms. Audrey Gerson
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Klopfenstein             Bonnie Herman                           Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Girardot              Rev. Paul Steele                                                               Doris Kummer                                                                    Mr. & Mrs. Percy Talati
Mrs. Nancy Louraine                     Ms. Marcille Buuck                                                                                                                                             Ms. Rosalie Hamilton                    Jason Paxsonf
Mr. & Mrs. Dave Mock                                                                                                                                           Bob Crosby                                                                      Mrs. Adriana Chastain                   Arthur Weingartner
                                                                                Virgil & Florence Louraine              Silvia Summers                         Mr. & Mrs. Kent York
The friends & bowling team              William Hilton                          Mr. & Mrs. Bob Hunt                     Ms. Janet Abbott                                                               Luke Labas                              Mrs. Harriett Chastain                  Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence
   of Michael R. Mattingly              Mr. & Mrs. Ryland Taliaferro                                                    Ms. Betty Bubb                                                                 Mr. & Mrs. Randy Koepke                 Mr. Craig Frazee                           Dodane
Mr. & Mrs. James Poiry                                                                                                                                         Jim Dammeierf                                                                   Mrs. Cheryl Reimund
                                                                                Bill Mallers                            Mr. & Mrs. C.D. Carnahan               Mr. & Mrs. Philip Bonahoom
Pro Resources, Inc.                     Mabel Hoover                            Mr. & Mrs. James Mallers                Mr. & Mrs. Mark Futter                                                         Andrew David Lambert                                                            Kevin Weingartner
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Putt                 Mr. & Mrs. W.T. Beckley                                                         Ms. Lilly Garrett                                                              Mr. & Mrs. Greg Lambert                 Jordan Picillo                          Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence
Mrs. Cindi Rolleston                                                                                                                                           Brad Deutsch                                                                    Ms. Angela Picillo                         Dodane
                                        Ms. Suzanne Schlagenhauf                Ozzie Marcher                           Mr. & Mrs. Bud Mendenhall              Ms. Judy Whiteleather
SGI, Inc.                               Ms. Deb Spanos                          Mrs. Joyce Marcher                      Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Parkison                                                     Alex Leckron
Mr. Howard Shook                                                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. John Reimbold                                                       Mr. & Mrs. Gary Atkins                  Brooke Rodgers                          Mia Welker
Mr. & Mrs. Steven                                                                                                                                              Barbara Eckrich                         Mr. Robert Leckron                      Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Falls                  Mr. & Mrs. Ned Lantz
                                        Joe G. Jontz, M.D.                      James Marks                             Mr. John Satterfield                   Mr. & Mrs. Timothy
   Sternberger                          Mrs. Suzanne Jontz                      Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Ehle                   Ms. Janet Shaffer                                                              Mr. & Mrs. Terry Shockey
Mr. D. Jeff Tappy                                                                                                                                                 Bannigan                                                                     Marilyn Salon                           Sherry & Charlie
                                                                                                                        Ms. April Urban                        Mr. & Mrs. George Eckrich
Votaw Electric                          Olene C. Kelsey                         Kathleen Mau                            Mrs. Denise Wood                                                               Mr. Andrew Litton                       Ms. Cynthia Rice - Hogan                   Woodmanf
Mr. & Mrs. John Wendling                                                                                                                                       Mr. & Mrs. James Eckrich                Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Litton                                                        Mr. David Priestap
                                        Mrs. Jennifer Trent - Shirey            Ms. Nancy Leininger                                                            Ms. Katy Grosh
Westwood Lanes                                                                  Ms. Nancy Magi                          Julie Sweet                                                                                                            Tiffany Shoda                           Mrs. Heidi Priestap
Mrs. Wilma Page                                                                                                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Heiny                Mr. & Mrs. Clint Litton                 Mrs. Nancy Shoda                        Ms. Nancy Priestap
                                        Florence Kidd                           Ms. Sue Mau                             Ms. Rosemary Sweet                     Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Ostrow
                                        Mr. & Mrs. Ken Gerbers                  Mr. & Mrs. Donald Smith                                                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Litton                                                        Mrs. Sherrie Sponseller
Donald Eckrich                          Mr. & Mrs. Todd                         Mr. & Mrs. Edward Snyder                Corbin Lee Sky Walker                                                                                                  Rex and Ginny Smith                     Mr. Michael Woodman
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy                                                                                                                                             Roberta Gangl & Jason                   Arthur Litton’s Birthday                Generex employees
                                           Rodenbeck & Family                   Ms. Susan Sobek                         Mr. & Mrs. Glen Nuttle                    & Janae Fanninf
   Bannigan                             Mr. & Mrs. Kenton Gerbers               Mr. & Mrs. Steven                                                                                                      Ms. Mary Alice Vigneault                                                        Beverly Wyss
Mr. & Mrs. George Eckrich                                                                                                                                      Mrs. Lisa Bashford                                                              Casey Sowersf                           Mrs. Cindy Chenoweth
                                           & Family                                Sternberger                          Zella Warstler                         Mrs. Roberta Gangl
Mr. & Mrs. James Eckrich                                                        Mrs. Terri Swim                         Mr. & Mrs. Bill Walters                                                        Mary Long                               Mrs. Julie Barth
Ms. Katy Grosh                                                                                                                                                 Mrs. Teresa Leibee                      Mr. & Mrs. Tony Martone                 Mrs. Vanessa Eash                       Arjun Yarram
                                        Joan Kimmel                                                                                                            Mrs. Jennifer New
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Heiny                Ms. Julie Heeter                        David Nichols                           George & Betty Weikert                                                                                                 Mrs. Vicki Linder                       Ms. Angela Picillo
Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Ostrow                                                                                                                                         Mr. Peter Proctor                                                               Mr. & Mrs. Thomas
                                                                                Mrs. Helen Nichols                      Mr. & Mrs. James Mallers               Mrs. Kathryn Wirth
                                        Carlee Klotz                                                                                                                                                                                              Sappenfield
Ralph & Ruth Ehle                       Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rowe                 Mark Oehler                             Joe Weingartner
Mr. & Mrs. Don Ehle                                                             Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Guebard                Mr. & Mrs. Arthur
Sally Fox
Ms. Diana Mustard
                                        Diane Koehlinger
                                        Ms. Jill Koehlinger                     Vicky Ostermeyer
                                                                                Mr. & Mrs. Dwane Bruick
                                                                                                                        Weingartner
                                                                                                                        Laurie Williams
                                                                                                                                                               FORT4FITNESS
                                        Gail Kreager                                                                    Ms. Mary Ellen Comstock
Charles & Helen Fraze                   Mr. Jack Sauerwein                      Senior Members of the                   Mr. James Williams
Ms. Julie Ketcham                                                               Pi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi
                                                                                                                                                               Are you doing the Fort4Fitness Inaugural Spring Cycle on May 26? Turnstone is building its fundraising
                                        William Kruse                           Mrs. Nancy Manske                       Leila Worrel                           team for the event. Persons on our team will be asked to raise $75 and will receive a team shirt to wear on
Norman Gerardot                         Mr. & Mrs. Ryland Taliaferro                                                    Mr. & Mrs. Walt Noll
Mr. & Mrs. Ryland Taliaferro                                                                                                                                   race day. For more information, contact Jen Neher at (260) 483-2100 or jennifer@turnstone.org.




                                                     CREATING POSSIBILITIES
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INDIANA                                                                                                             THIRD ANNUAL ABILITIES ABOUND
                                                                                                                    The third annual Abilities Abound event will be held Friday, March 9,
CELEBRATES                                                                                                          at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn (IPFW/Coliseum). This reception and
DISABILITIES                                                                                                        award ceremony recognizes the achievements of individuals with
                                                                                                                    disabilities and the contributions made by local businesses to
AWARENESS                                                                                                           promote inclusion, accessibility, and awareness. Award-winning
MONTH                                                                                                               author and speaker Rachel Simon, author of the bestselling book
                                                                                                                    Riding the Bus with My Sister (also made into a movie) and Beautiful
                                                                                                                    Girl (just out in paperback this year), will give the keynote address.
                                                                                                                    Tickets are $10 per person and available by calling Fifth Freedom
                                                                                                                    at (260) 426-8789.



                                                                                         Turnstone Center for
                                                                                         Children and Adults with Disabilities                                                           Nonprofit
                                                                                         3320 North Clinton Street                                                                      Organization
                                                                                         Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805                                                                      U.S. Postage
                                                                                         (260) 483-2100
                                                                                                                                                                                             PAID
                                                                                                                                                                                     Fort Wayne, Indiana
March is Disabilities Awareness Month. This celebration is coordinated by the Indiana                                                                                                  Permit No. 260
Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, and this year’s theme is “Celebrating
Community.” Now is the time to ignite your community spirit and get involved! Develop
relationships with your neighbors, and make your community a place where everyone
participates and is a valued member. Visit www.indianadisabilityawareness.org for more
information on how you can join the celebration.




On Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
the AWS Foundation will host the 3rd Annual
disABILITIES Expo at the Coliseum. For more
information, contact Lynne Gilmore at                   Scan our QR code to visit
(260) 207-5656 or LGilmore@awsusa.com.                  the Turnstone website.

				
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