Dani, a student at Appleton North High School, loves the medical field and longed to be a part of it.
After a couple of setbacks, Dani, who is in a wheelchair and uses a computer to communicate, met with Vocational Support Services
, a program of Goodwill NCW, to find a work experience.
VSS set out to find a placement in the community that would make Dani feel proud and empowered. They found it at Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley in Appleton.
Dani's mom, Joelle, wrote to the staff at North via email: "AWWWW....I can NOT thank you all enough for EVERYTHING you all have done for Dani in her many years with Appleton Area School District! I certainly can say she would not be where she is today without everyone's support and encouragement! From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!!! We will definitely miss you all!"
We are so thrilled that Dani was able to learn more about the medical field at OSI. The AASD is grateful for all of the community partnerships that allow all of our students to get full educations and experiences while in school.