January 2017: Nominated as "Person to Watch in 2017" for Civic Activism
I had the honor of being nominated as one of fifteen people to watch in 2017, in the Des Moines Register. I was nominated for Civic Activism. The Series focuses on Iowans who "are expected to make a difference in their fields of endeavor in 2017" and are nominated by the readers of the Des Moines register.
The Register did a great job sharing Abram's journey and came along with us to his therapy appointments so they could get a glance at what he has to go through in order to gain some sense of normalcy in his daily living skills.
There is a great video at the top of the article (as seen below) along with a well-written piece that shares Abram's journey and our struggle as a family to get him help.
NBC Affiliate, Channel 13 News in Des Moines, Iowa aired a Feature Story on Abram's journey. It came out on May 2, 2016 and it has been shared over 4,000 times! Please watch it and share it with your friends.
DEA Decision and Abram
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