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.


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.

Milton said...

Great story. Sure miss Vince at Project Now.