Taking the time to show that it’s OK to be different
You can be a mentor
Please contact Helen K. Ring, Superintendent of Monroe County Board of Developmental Disabilities at 740-472-1712 if you are interested in working as a mentor or possibly sharing your time to take someone like Billy fishing, camping or to a ballgame.
“Your shoe’s untied.”
That’s the greeting that Jordan Spence receives every day when Billy Gardner visits him at work.
Without fail, Jordan looks down at his shoes, eliciting a laugh out of Billy.
“He gets a kick out of it,” Jordan said.
The friendship between the two is an unlikely one.
Jordan, in his early 20s, graduated from Shenandoah High School.