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Michelle Hess of Pittsburgh, PA

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What really makes a person decide to keep fighting after so many battles and statistics tell you that you will not make it? What makes you get up day after day knowing that most of the doctors you have faced told you that you probably would…
Deb Hockenberry

Deb Hockenberry of Altoona, PA

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This month our featured participant is Deb Hockenberry from Altoona, PA. For 30 years, Deb’s doctors had diagnosed her with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), however, after not having many answers they found out that is was a misdiagnosis for Spinocerebella…

Matthew Dickun of Mount Washington, PA

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Matthew Dickun is a 28 year-old, self-taught artist from Mount Washington, PA. Matthew lives with duchenne muscular dystrophy, but in no way does he allow it to define him.Dickun graduated from Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) with…

Mary T. Boxler of Johnstown, PA

We would like to introduce you to our very own, Mary T. Boxler. Mary is a Johnstown native and a participant of Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy since 1981. Born with Cerebral Palsy, the doctors predicted that she would not live to be 11 years…

Barb Zablotney of Windber, PA

One thing is for sure, we never truly know what tomorrow holds. For UCP participant and Windber, PA native, Barbara Zablotney, one icy night changed her life forever. On December 30th, 2008 at the young age of 21, Barb was in a car accident…

Erin Kelly of Altoona, PA

We are so excited to introduce you to our very own, Erin Kelly, 32, of Altoona, PA. The following is her bio for your reading pleasure.  Erin M. Kelly’s path to becoming a writer began with a simple box of crayons she had as a child. Her…

Pennsylvania Service Coordination Merge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAlleghenies United Cerebral Palsy and Service Coordination of South of South Central Pennsylvania Merge to Create a Stronger Supports Agency Johnstown, PA – February 2018Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy (AUCP)…

AUCP Earns National Recognition

ALLEGHENIES UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR CASE MANAGEMENT – LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS (CM-LTSS)The National Committee for Quality Assurance has announced that Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy’s (ALUCP) Service…

Highmark Walk with AUCP

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies. Highmark Inc. coordinates and underwrites the cost of the walk so that 100 percent of the money raised by walkers…

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