Thursday, March 06, 2008

Inventions garner N.Y. girl Yes I Can award

Liz Rhoades) Shirley Alvarez of Whitestone is the recipient of a national award for overcoming her handicaps.
Shirley Alvarez, 17, who loved to dance as a child, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was 9 that has greatly limited her movement. But she has invented several devices to regain some of her independence, and for her perseverance she has won a CEC Yes I Can award Queens Chronicle (N.Y.)

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