Lisa Sullivan

Lisa Sullivan is a strong and independent mother of a beautiful 14-year-old son who was born with a life threatening liver disease. She is a former welfare recipient and high school drop-out who has pulled herself up by her bootstraps. She obtained her GED in 1993, her Associates Degree in 1997 and then decided to use her experiences as a platform to help other families overcome their struggles and achieve their goals. She became a tireless advocate for low income children and families and the Head Start Program. Ms. Sullivan has done extensive volunteer work with many organizations at the local, state, regional and national level. Unfortunately, in 2003, she was in a severe car accident while working for TVCCA. The accident left her with serious injuries, and she has been unable to return to work. The accident has presented Ms. Sullivan with many new challenges as she has been faced with rebuilding her life once again. Ms. Sullivan is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in Sociology. In March she was accepted into the universities Social Work program and in the fall of 2005, Ms. Sullivan will work towards completing those program requirements as well. When Ms. Sullivan graduates form Eastern, she will have a double major and begin working on her Master's Degree. Ms. Sullivan's goal is to become a licensed therapist with her own practice.

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