Author Archives: Eric Bailey

Andre’s Legacy

Just before sunrise, on Saturday, September 28, Jason “Zeke” Petrie stood with anticipation at the Akron Marathon starting line. Neither fear nor doubt could enter his mind, because he had immeasurable strength on his side—the support of teammate Andre Travis. Read More ›

Building A Legacy, Mile By Mile

“Just because you’re in a wheelchair doesn’t mean your life stops!” These are the words of Andre Travis, spoken with great conviction as he prepares for one of the biggest moments of his life. Born with cerebral palsy, Andre has faced many obstacles in his time – but he doesn’t seek sympathy because those obstacles don’t define him. “We can do anything we put our minds to. It’s the tough times that make you stronger,” remarked Andre. Read More ›

Partnering for Opportunity

Earning your ideal job, it’s one of the most rewarding revelations in life. You feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. At Summit DD, we’ve made it a mission to provide people with developmental disabilities equal opportunities to work in their community, among their peers. Read More ›

Eagle Scout Unites Community for a Cause

It’s an amazing sight to see when the thoughts and actions of a single individual impact an entire community. It’s even more of an astounding moment when the individual acts simply out of the kindness of his heart. On Friday, May 31st, one of these remarkable moments occurred at the Summit DD Ellet center. Devon Pangburn, a 15 year old Eagle Scout candidate, unveiled three raised garden beds that he’d constructed for the center’s garden club. Read More ›

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