Wednesday, February 21, 2007

"Lee Man" Furgerson of Des Moines


There was a wonderful article in yesterday's Des Moines Register by Reid Forgrave about a very special person -- Lee Furgerson. (Lee is the nephew of Vince Thomas of Rock Island.) Lee was born with mental and developmental disabilities but a talent for music. He is now receiving praise and admiration for his musical performances and his work teaching percussion to children. Read the article.

3 comments:

TS said...

Good post. Most people with mental/developmental disabilities I have know are just looking for a chance to fit in and be accepted.

Anonymous said...

Dave: Thanks for posting Lee's story. I think the folks at Illinois Iowa Independent Living will appreciate it.
Vince

Milton said...

Great story. Sure miss Vince at Project Now.