Marcos and the Roanoke FIRE-EMS

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The story behind the story:

Chief Hoback

Chief Hoback

Susan Foard (Education Director) and I met with Chief Hoback and we were honored that he heard the mission and vision of No Bounds. With his support and candid expectations of who should enter the profession we left knowing he would help us stay true to who they are while assisting us to enroll the appropriate client.

At the end of our conversation he directed us to go see Dr. Cook at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

Two weeks later Marcos enrolled in their ride-a-long program. He shared his learning progress with station 6, his ride-a-long buddies, showing his ability to socialize and be a part of a community.

Dr. Cook

Dr. Cook

Susan and I went to meet Dr. Cook. In no time, after hearing our vision and mission, he too showed immediate support and gave us the confidence to move forward. He helped us with resources and materials, understanding that we had to bring Marcos up to speed.

Under the finest tutelage from Susan Foard, Marcos is learning, taking notes, figuring out his learning style, study and test-taking skills.

Marcos has done two tests and blew them out the water. He struggles with fear of who he was labelled as since public school but has learned to channel that to assist those with more severe challenges than his own. Besides No Bounds, he knows his family and others are rooting for him and his goal is becoming a reality. He is a happy man.

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You can do it Marcos!

Thank you Chief Hoback, and Dr. Cook

ECPI University

ECPI University

No Bounds was seeking a home that was affiliated to higher education. After several rejections, and unpleasant situations, we did not give up. I made an appointment with the President of ECPI University, Roanoke, Virginia. Without any expectations, within the first 10 minutes, the conversation went from me, as Executive Director explaining our mission and vision to the President of ECPI, to him introducing me to faculty, and then me breaking down in tears of joy hearing what we were being offered

Miracle University

Miracle University

Dr. Murphy picked up the phone that August morning of 2018 and after hearing Stefan’s story and full disclosure of his challenges, we met the following week. Stefan, Karen Ollie, Stefan’s champion family and cheer leader, Susan Foard (Education Director) and myself. We walked in and Stefan, who is instinctive in his ways felt comfortable and smiled all the way to the office. I immediately felt at ease as I also feed off my clients’ body language and instincts.