She is outgoing, determined and independent . Meet Jacqueline or “Jackie” as her friends call her who is very busy these days as she prepares for her wedding day.
“We met while I was at work,” said Jackie. “I scooted up to him and we started talking. I thought he was real good looking and we started dating. I knew he was the one so I decided to propose to him. We get along well and enjoy a lot of the same things. He also helps me with certain things around the house that I need help with because of my physical disability. He even does the dishes!”
A year ago, Jackie purchased a condo by getting an FHA low-income loan. The key to her success is her attitude. Jackie never gives up. When she wasn’t working, she applied somewhere every day and volunteered at various places. She now has a permanent job at Wal-Mart.
“I am a greeter and believe it or not, people aren’t always friendly to me and some people make rude remarks but I try not to let it get to me.”
“Jackie has worked very, very hard to get where she is today,” says her mom Margaret. “She understands that it is important to be knowledgeable about the available resources that are out there for people with disabilities.”
“I have struggled but I can honestly say I am very happy with who I am today. I am independent, working, have my own place, make my own decisions and now I’m getting married. I am happy!”