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One Family Is Very Pleased With The Services Sweetser Provides

At four days old, Troy had a stroke that rendered him completely disabled. Today, at 15, although still non-verbal and quadriplegic, he has learned to respond to Yes-No questions with a switch that he can manipulate by hand.

His mother, Linda, said she has been assisted by Sweetser's Case Manager, Lennie Eichman, for nearly four years. She reported that Eichman opened her eyes to recreational opportunities for her son. "Troy thinks the world of Lennie."

"I just love her," Linda added. "Lennie got Troy tickets to Story Land and a trip to Pine Tree Camp. She's just the best." Today, Troy attends SAD 21 classes with his Ed Tech, Diana Jones, who has been with him three years. A CNA also has helped the family for the last seven years. "She's great with him, too," Linda said. "Troy loves to eat but he only weights 60 pounds," his mother said.

Troy will turn 16 in September.

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