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Helen Kaplan ICF Resident, Janeisha’s Dreams Fulfilled with Trip to Disney

Story submitted by Shevoneese Buckle

After a life-changing diagnosis, Janeisha was admitted into the Helen Kaplan ICF Program at Citizens Options Unlimited in March of 2018.  Janeisha’s views on life and the potential of her dreams were dampened by the struggles of this rare condition, but after her admission into the ICF, she saw the potential for a greater quality of life.

A longtime dream of Janeisha’s was to visit Disney World and meet Mickey Mouse in person despite the struggles of her condition, her team wanted to make this possible for her.  Due to medical constraints, Janeisha is not able to fly or drive long distances, but a Disney cruise caught the eye of her support team as an option that would allow Janeisha not only to go to Disney, but also the Bahamas.

Through the support and cooperation of Janeisha’s Direct Support staff, ICF team and Citizens Senior Director, Karen Tanzillo, Janeisha recently completed an 8-day cruise and fulfilled her dream of meeting Mickey Mouse and many of her favorite Disney princesses!

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