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Sharing House Course Helps With 'Getting Ahead'


Last updated 10/11/2021 at 4:34pm

Getting Ahead participants this year meet outside in the tranquil setting of Keystone Camp due to the ongoing pandemic.

Judy Thompson completed Sharing House's Getting Ahead course in 2019 and is now assisting to facilitate it this year.

"I'm excited," she said. "I learned so much last class, so much information, so many resources here to help other people. I hope I can now help people get up."

She laughs and adds, "Just not lift them up physically."

Thompson broke her neck five years ago, which immediately ended her 30-year career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in Transylvania County. She brings to this course the necessary first-hand experience to participants of living in poverty, inclu...

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