Thursday, July 30, 2015

Community Builder: Mike Cox

Community Builder: 

Lexington man goes beyond overcoming odds

By Mary King


Posted: Jul 29, 2015 1:19 PM EST  

Updated: Jul 29, 2015 5:06 PM EST


Lexington man Mike Cox was born with intellectual and physical disabilities, but those close to him say you would never know it.

“He has overcome so much,” Kelly Cox, Mike’s mom, said. “At the time he was born, his prognosis was that he would be blind, severely intellectually disabled, and never be able to walk, and that's not Mike.”

The now 36 year-old not only works full-time, but gives of his spare time every chance he gets, especially when it comes to volunteering for the Arc of the Midlands. 

The Arc advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Mike serves on the board of directors, as a self-advocate and as a volunteer for several of the Arc’s programs.


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