[Ohio-talk] Update

Kaiti Shelton kaiti.shelton at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 03:02:52 UTC 2014


Congratulations. Having been in transition within the past few years myself, and knowing some people who worked for Kroger as part of their transition, I think this type of program is warranted everywhere. I hope you are successful in spreading it around as well. 

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> On Dec 28, 2014, at 9:48 PM, Suzanne Turner via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
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> A Belated Merry Christmas to all!
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> I wanted to provide updates!
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> First, I visited William on Christmas Eve.  He was having a great day.  He
> received the best gift since his illness.  He is walking on both legs with
> the assistance of a walker: up and down the halls on a daily basis.
> However, that is not the best news.  He actually stood with no assistance.
> He released the walker and balanced accomplishing the next phase of his
> therapy.  So continue to pray and send up good wishes for him.
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> Secondly, I finally landed a job.  It is a position that I never thought I
> would do or accept.  However, after I tell you the story, you will see why I
> welcomed the opportunity.
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> I interviewed for positions in my field all around Cleveland.  I turned down
> some, due to them not being part-time.  I refused interviews, because they
> would take me into homes or homeless shelters.  I was turned down for two
> that I interviewed for, after requesting to work fewer hours.  But, one day
> I became frustrated and applied to a Call Center.  I thought to myself,
> surely I can do this.  After all my first professional job was the Social
> Security Call Center.  Plus, I am just looking for something to do to earn
> extra money.
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> The Call Center called me three weeks ago for an interview.  I forgot that I
> applied.  After all I completed the application in September.  For all of
> you who know me, Benefits are my expertise.  What in the world could this
> company do for my career path?  So, before going to any interview, I always
> research the company.  As I was doing this, I received a revelation.  The
> company is the Marriot International.  To my surprise, they have a
> Foundation for persons with disabilities.  Some of you may know this, but I
> did not.  They also work with a population near and dear to my heart: the
> transitional youth moving them from high-school into successful employment.
> They have several Agencies around Ohio, but none in our great State.
> Incidentally, the Foundation this year saluted and presented an award to
> Kroger Super Market in Cincinnati for its work with disabled transitional
> youth providing them with work.  So to say the least, I was elated and proud
> to be interviewed by them after reading about their advocacy endeavors.
> They also are involved with other community entities throughout the country
> and abroad.  During my interview, the Manager of course inquired as to my
> aspirations in the company.  Quickly I told him that my goal is to bring the
> program of working with transitional youth who are disabled to Northeast
> Ohio.  He was impressed and welcomed my response.  I am Blessed to have this
> opportunity and will capitalize on it.  I know that I can and will
> accomplish this wonderful and exciting prospect.  So, when I start this
> quest, I will be calling on some of you to make this happen for our youth
> who need a helping hand from those of us who reflect them.  We have walked
> the walk and now we must give back!   
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> I am sharing this because we do not know where we are going or who we may
> impact.  One door closes and another will open, and it is up to you what you
> will do with what you are given.
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> Note!
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> There also are a few employees who are blind at the company and you know I
> will be edifying about the NFB.
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> Have a wonderful New Year and never take anything for granted.  We are not
> more than the next person.  I can testify to that!
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> 
> 
> Suzanne
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