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Gary’s Story
200,000 people in Halton & Hamilton urgently need your help

From an early age, the odds were stacked against Gary. But through United Way’s network of support, he’s had no trouble knocking down pins, winning gold on the largest stage and securing meaningful employment.

At the age of two, Gary suffered a severe accident that left him hospitalized for over a year. Despite having only one functioning hand, Gary was determined to move on with his life.

Today, Gary lives a life filled with accolades many would envy. He’s a four-star bowler, part of the Special Olympics and has captured five gold medals for Canada throughout his bowling career.

While those are great personal accomplishments, because of your donations, Gary overcame many obstacles – providing him with the right supports to secure meaningful employment.

“Working has been a very good experience for me.”

“Thank you. United Way’s support has helped me become the person I am today.”


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