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Board member influenced by sister and friend

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My inspiration for getting involved with the Arc Foundation’s Board of Directors came from my desire to grow my professional network and get more involved in the community.  I didn’t know much about the Arc of Monroe but I had experience with close family and friends who had disabilities.  As an adult, my sister became disabled with mental illness.  My childhood influences were the many neighbors who were our family’s friends.   Particularly, the family next door had a daughter with a disability who was my age.  From an early age I became aware of the struggles and difficulties that face …