We are all mourning the passing of Michael Stephen Mack who came to JARC a little over a year ago. Michael was part of JARC's program serving the Deaf and is lovingly remembered by his many friends, the dedicated staff who worked with him and his adoring parents.
Here is an except from a note written to JARC by Michael's parents, Ron and Carolyn Mack:
Thanks to JARC for all you did for us and for Michael over the course of the past year to make Michael's time of independence a dream come true. He had talked for years about wanting a place of his own but we never imagined it was even possible. We know that Michael's many health problems added challenges for the staff but they all rose to the challenges and gave Michael a better life, with new friends and activities. It also offered relief and a peace of mind (us) and for all of this, we are grateful. Please extend our deepest gratitude to everyone there.