Sunday, January 2, 2011

Dash Between: Elsie Danevich directed independent living program for people with disabilities

Elsie Danevich, second from the right, participated in demonstrations and marches to raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities.
Elsie Danevich demonstrated an independent streak that made disabled individuals, who used the services of LEAP (Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential), as well as her coworkers think about possibilities rather than limitations.

The wheelchair-bound woman served as director of LEAP's independent living program for Lorain County since 1990.

Click here to read "The Dash Between" March 28, 1945, when she was born Elsie Jeffreys in Crafton, Pa., and Nov. 27, 2010, when she died at age 65. Her story was published in the Jan. 2, 2010, edition of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

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