Mike: It's a dream come true…I interviewed three or four different places and when I walked into the Clinton Junior High it just felt like home.

Announcer: Mike McCarty, veteran and former construction worker, lost the use of his legs due to a tumor in his spine. He needed a different job, one he could do from a wheelchair. Through the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services, Mike accessed resources to put himself through school, and into a job in the classroom.

Mike: They're very accommodating. They go above and beyond…. It's been great. If there's a will, there's a way, they'll help you find it. Grants, different stuff, small loans for business startups. Just different ways you can make a living and feel important in society. My life wouldn't be the same without it.

Announcer: Could Mike's success be your success, too? Call 877-761-9780. That's 877-761-9780.

Mike: I feel lucky…. I couldn't have done it without them.

Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services, the Illinois Broadcasters Association, and this station.


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