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October 30, 2010

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October 30, 2010

Through the Roof came to my church and shared about their local and international disability ministry. Shanda is a great speaker and spoke one Sunday on Mark 2 and how the four friends lowered the disabled man to the feet of Jesus. She has a great sense of humor and insight into the Bible. We loved her sweet spirit. I would also recommend her devotional When a Soul Breathes.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

positively changing how people think about people with disabilities.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more churches involved.

October 29, 2010

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October 29, 2010

Through the Roof visited me when I was in the rehab center and brought me an encouraging book and more important gave me hope to continue to try to get back home after an accident that left me unable to walk. They were able to loan me a wheelchair so I could go to church once I was home and able to attend.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through their care and concern for people in need.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them.

October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

Through the Roof helped my mom when she was in a rehab center to get the equipment she needed to return home. Our insurance did not cover the cost of both a walker and a wheelchair. They were able to give us a walker for use in the home and we were able to get the wheelchair through insurance. They also were able to help us with other equipment mom needed to return home safely.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting the physicial needs of those with disabilities.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No change.

October 24, 2010

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October 24, 2010

Through the Roof has a community outing called Fellowship of Friends. Before I found out about this I hardly went out much. I was so lonely. Now I look forward to going and meeting new people. People with and without disabilities go and we just have fun! Getting out and doing things with other people can be a challenge sometimes when you have a disability. I really like going bowling and to the museums.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping me and others not to be so lonely.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I do not know what to change.

October 21, 2010

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October 21, 2010

Through the Roof Ministries has a loaner program for walkers, canes, crutches and wheelchairs in NE Ohio. This can really help people out that cannot otherwise afford or get what they need.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Obtaining a needed loaner wheelchair.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more hours for people to come when they need equipment.

October 20, 2010

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October 20, 2010

For many years I have been a part of the A Place to Belong support group that Through the Roof sponsors. We meet 2X each month and share struggles and times of success. It is so nice to meet others with physical disabilities that have similar circumstances and we can laugh and cry together.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Refreshment and renewal from everyday struggles living with a disability.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help others to know about the programs Through the Roof Ministries sponsors.

October 17, 2010

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October 17, 2010

Often parents feel turned away by the church because they do not have a class for their child with a disability. After searching many churches and feeling hopeless we went to a church were Through the Roof Ministries (TTRM) leads the disability ministry. Our son fit in so well in the class and the teachers showed him love and understood his needs. They made it possible for our family to go to church and each of us to be refreshed to face another difficult week of therapy, doctor appointments and special ed classes... TTRM offers workshops for the Sunday school teachers and they provide physical and spiritual support for the teachers and families.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their compassionate care and helping the local church meet the need of families with a child with a disability.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find volunteers to serve in local church disability ministries so more families and people with disabilities would have a place of respite in the church.

October 13, 2010

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October 13, 2010

I attend a Through the Roof support group for people with physical disabilities. We meet 2 X a month and share trials and triumphs and also do Bible studies. We have been meeting for many years and this is a real encouragement for each of us...especially when new people come.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

gaining greater confidence in myself and also to look outside of my circumstances and to find hope.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

maybe have new speakers come to the support group.

October 10, 2010

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October 10, 2010

Each month we have a Fellowship of Friends trip when people affected by a disability join with others for a day of fun, fellowship and encouragement. I do not often have a chance to get out with my peers so I look forward to this each month.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

support groups, fellowship, networking with others with disabilities.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them reach more people with disabilities in NE Ohio.

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