Dave: A story of change

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As far back as I can remember I felt different and did not like myself. One day I found something that gave me a new look on life and made me feel like everything is ok and that was the start of journey into Alcoholism (1977). This life carried on until I decided to get help and change my life. (2002). This was a stepping stone to an amazing life I have today. I have an older brother with a Developmental Disability and I spent a lot of time defending him growing up.

In 2009. I decided to go back to school and become a Developmental Services Worker. I was 44 yrs old with grade 9 when I started my educational journey. I pushed my age aside and in 2010, I received my grade 12 and received The Adult Learner Award from the London Council for Adult Education in 2011. I then went on to Graduate as Developmental Services Worker in 2012. I have been working at an agency since March 1, 2013 and started as part-time and in November 2014 I became a House Coordinator (manager-like position). In closing, If someone (or you) believes that nothing is possible, come talk to me and I will tell you different because I am living the dream.

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