William's story begins with a diagnosis. William is developmentally disabled.
His condition is part of the reason why he made a series of horrible mistakes. William, however, refuses to use his disability as an excuse. Rather, he prefers to use it as motivation. When a judge placed William in an Alvis program, he understood that he was out of options.
Since William entered the program, he has been thriving on all levels. He's advancing through a reading program. He is completing morning and evening chores without hesitation. And he is an active participant in his group counseling sessions.
He's also part of a team that cleans the Alvis corporate offices three times a week. He loves the people he works with for a variety of reasons. They treat him with respect. And they recognize him as a valued member of the team. But mostly, William loves them because they treat him like family. It makes him miss his own family. And reinforces that getting back to them in Cleveland is what he wants more than anything.
William is anxious to reconnect with his 19-year-old son, as well as his favorite Aunt who is now in the middle of a difficult fight with cancer.
William's story is a work in progress. And while it will never be finished, we believe the chapters that remain to be written will be inspiring, happy and evolved.
It will tell the story of a man who turned his life around.