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Terry Woodnorth

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Member of Valley CRC in Binghamton, NY, where I am serving my fourth term as a deacon. Former CRWRC board member. Former trustee of the Center for Public Justice. Previous chair of Diakonia Remixed: Office of Deacon Task Force and the Task Force to Study the Offices of Elder and Deacon for the CRCNA. Employed by Columbian Financial Group in Binghamton, NY, as a software engineer. Attended Synod 2016 as a deacon delegate.

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Disabled and Forgotten - Capital Commentary

See Disabled and Forgotten by Michael J. Gerson. http://www.capitalcommentary.com/human-dignity/disabled-and-forgotten Putting people with intellectual disabilities at the center of our concern affirms that every human community is a continuum of ability and disability.
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StoryCorp story - CHARGE syndrome

Here's a StoryCorp story about a family with a daughter who had CHARGE syndrome. Giving Thanks For Two Bonus Decades Of Life And Love http://www.npr.org/2014/01/24/265269189/giving-thanks-for-two-bonus-decades-of-life-and-love.
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