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JMCC Shared Stories
Every child is unique, as is their journey with the John McGivney Children’s Centre. We would love to hear your story: whether you are a client, a parent, a caregiver, a friend or just know someone who is connected to JMCC, please share your experiences.

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My Journey at John McGivney Children's Centre
Date Posted June 01, 2016
My journey with JMCC (formerly known as the Children’s Rehabilitation Centre of Windsor and Essex County) started when I was just a little guy.  I was enrolled in the Centre’s school at an early age and also received physiotherapy; over the years I was fortunate to access seating and mobility services many times for scooters, walkers, wheelchairs and crutches.
When the time came, I grew up and no longer met the criteria for attending the children’s treatment centre; I kept in touch as there were still many invaluable resources at my disposal.
My journey then took a very different turn as I went from a client to a staff member.  Shortly after getting married, I applied for, and was accepted for, a part time position here at JMCC as a technician for the Augmentative Communication Clinic. I feel privileged to be able to give back to all the amazing clients that are served by Centre and have the honour of working alongside some of the incredible staff members who helped me years ago as a client!
My hope for the future is that I will continue my career working with both colleagues and clients as a full time staff member at John McGivney Children’s Centre.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank and express my sincere appreciation to all of those who have had (and currently have) a part in my successful journey here at the Centre, past, present, and future!

By: Dean Valihora
My Journey at John McGivney Children's Centre
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