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I came across this inspirational story that was featured last night on the news It's nice to know that there are still people in this world that care!
Over 43 years working on the job, O. J Richardson has made it his priority to help people as they navigate their way through the Metro Station in Downtown DC. But none are more special than the students at St. Coletta in Southeast DC. You see, they have a variety of disabilities ranging from autism to physical impairments; as part of outstanding learning curriculum, they are taught how to use maps and distinguish between the different routes.
Richardson helps out whenever he can. He says, "My mother instilled in us the right way to go!" In helping to teach these lessons now, they are not only gaining knowledge for the future; but they are gaining confidence in their ability to remain independent as well. 18-year-old Ricky Thomas Byers puts it best when he says, "[I want to] got my own place [and] call my own shots.."