At birth, Tom contracted the Rubella virus. As a result his hearing was severely damaged, growing worse as he got older. It would have been easy to let this be a disability. Instead, Tom overcame his challenge, first by finding his way to Goodwill Industries where he received training and an assist in preparing for further employment.
Then, with an assist by the Galt Foundation, he joined us at WVRC. Tom has become an integral part of the Willamette Valley Rehabilitation Center family. He has gone from working with our contract services to becoming the Director of Contract Services. His example stands to show others just what you can do when you set out to overcome your challenges.