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Noah’s Endeavor in Gainesville provides accessibility opportunities

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Noah Voelker died in 2009, but his family has given his active life a legacy with the group Noah’s Endeavor. Shauna Mackey has more on the organization, which gives children with special needs a chance to participate in a variety of activities.

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  • charlotte

    Please support this program to help our children in the community.

  • Rita Melillo

    Great story Shauna…very inspiring!