(Farmington) The director of the United Way of St. Francois County is back in the area after speaking at a statewide conference this week in Jefferson City. Cassie Thomas says she wasn’t at the state capitol to speak about the United Way. Instead, she was the keynote speaker at the annual Missouri Center for Independent Living Conference. She says she was there to tell the story of her daughter, Bryar.
Thomas tells us about her message to those in attendance and how it was received.
There are 22 Independent Living Centers throughout the state of Missouri, including one in Farmington. They work to provide assistance to people with disabilities.