Joe came to Freedom Valley at a turning point in his life.  He had grown up at a time when parents often were overprotective of their children with disabilities.  He had lost his father, then an accident seriously injured his mother and turned Joe’s life upside down. 

In the process, he had come to stay with a brother and sister-in-law who recognized Joe’s stifled potential. Encouraging his independence, they brought him to Freedom Valley.  We are proud to have given Joe the confidence to pursue further independence and the dream of having his first by-line in our newsletter!