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Story Matters: Cathy Ling doesn't let learning, physical disabilities stop her from achieving her goals

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When Cathy Ling was born, her doctor told her parents it'd be best for everyone if she was institutionalized.
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We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall to collect the stories of the voices we don't always hear in mainstream media. This story was captured at Disability Advocates of Kent County's event in Rosa Parks Circle, "Ability in Action."

When Cathy Ling was born, her doctor told her parents it'd be best for everyone if she was institutionalized. Her parents refused, though- and Ling shares here what her upbringing and adult life has been like as a person with both a learning and a physical disability.

 

STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. You can see all the Story Matters videos archived at therapidian.org/placematters/story.

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