Paige was diagnosed with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and has blossomed into a high-functioning teenager who plays piano, participates in Irish dance, golf, hockey, basketball and Special Olympics skiing and swimming.
Socially outgoing 8th grader Adam Leblanc, diagnosed with autism, is like any other teen who does not want to go to a middle school event with his parents. United Way funded programs enable Adam to participate independent of them in a variety of activities.
Through the support of United Way donations, Arya Gates is a happy toddler who attends daycare at Margaret’s House and for her parents, the United Way-supported on-campus childcare facility has been one more reason why they enjoy being part of the RIT community.
A car accident transformed Kenyatta DaCosta’s life at age 26 when he became a quadriplegic. Nearly 15 years later, he lives independently in his Corn Hill apartment. United Way support helps him live independently.