Archive for January 2014

Jon's Story

My brother, Jon, is 30 and has Down Syndrome. Thanks to my mother and father’s passion and the wonderful staff at Batesville Schools, Jon has grown into a wonderful, well-rounded individual. At Batesville Middle and High Schools, Mentor Melvin Siefert opened doors for Jon that no one expected. He allowed Jon to be the student…

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Ted Hartshorn: A True Inspiration

Despite having 29 eye surgeries to combat glaucoma from a very early age, Ted Hartshorn, 80, is full of get up and go. Even though he is visually impaired, he attends the Y several days a week and uses the Fitness Center. His work-outs are as intense and long-lasting as a lot of people half…

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