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    Opinion... D'Aundre Marion

    Loss of limb no barrier for people in new support group in town

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    February 24, 2015

    By D’Aundre Marion

    A new Tallahassee organization provides a warm atmosphere and a positive impact on a special group of disabled students - those who have lost a limb or who live with abnormalities.

    Recently, a meeting took place for a select group of Tallahassee students. The first meeting for LIM359 took place at the Crepevine Restaurant on Railroad Avenue.  LIM359 was an organization created in Colorado that serves as a support group for people with limb loss or other kinds of physical abnormalities.

    The group not only creates a positive social environment, but also allows the members to enjoy many activities that may prove challenging in their condition.

    “I think it’s a great that there is finally an organization in Tallahassee where people with physical difficulties can come together,” said third year TCC student Alexander Fraiser. “It warms my heart to see people having a good time no matter their condition.”

    Whitney Harris who recently moved to Tallahassee was the co- founder of the original LIM359 in Denver. When Harris moved to Tallahassee she realized that there were plenty of people in Florida’s state capital who could benefit from the organization,  just as she did.

    “I have to attribute a lot of it to my amazing mother,” Harris said. “She never made me feel like my birth defect, amputation, or prosthetic leg were bad things or something I should hide.”

    Harris has created a website called lim359.wordpress.com where she not only talks about organizational activities but shares her thoughts and experiences.

    “I had a great time,” said congenital amputee Cynthia Dixon. “There isn’t many places I can go to feel completely comfortable but I believe this organization will be perfect for me.”

    The organization will offer members a chance to enjoy activities such as bowling, miniature golf, swimming and hiking.

    College can already be a tough environment for anybody leaving behind their families and friends. As a person living with physical or emotional disabilities making friends could be a tough task.

    This group will not only be a positive step for college kids but for anyone who doesn’t want their disabilities to slow them down one bit.

    D’Aundre Marion is a senior broadcast journalism major at Florida A&M University who is from Orlando.