Chris Delivers a Speech at Trivia Night

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Chris delivering his speech at PTI’s Trivia Night

I’m Chris, a participant with Pathways to Independence.  Thank you for choosing to support this organization that has helped me so much over the years.  Before Pathways, I was always at home by myself in my room.  Since I joined PTI, I’ve been going out, doing activities and making more friends.  I have a much fuller life.

The PTI staff has made a huge difference in my ability to talk to others.  At PTI events, I’m more outgoing.  I feel more comfortable approaching people instead of the staff prompting me to do so or waiting for people to come to me.  The staff always helps me with any issue that comes up.  I always look forward to going to PTI events because I know I’m going to see the people I’ve come to know over the years.

Soon, I will be starting a new chapter in my life.  I am studying and doing clinical work to become a Certified Nurse’s Assistant and start my professional career.  I currently work at a nursing home and I often come in early to talk with the residents and learn about their lives.  I feel like through being a part of PTI, I have gained the confidence, conversation and time management skills in order to accomplish this goal.  Thank you again for supporting this great organization that makes a difference in the lives of people like me.

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Craig introduces Chris at Trivia Night on Feb. 18, 2017

 

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Program Manager, Rose and Chris after he gave his speech