10/25/11 Pathfinder Services of Huntington, honored individuals and organizations within the communities they serve at their annual community recognition dinner Saturday evening at Huntington University.
The keynote speaker for the evening was Dan Caro, who has been proving the world wrong since he was in diapers. When Dan was two, he was engulfed in a fireball during a gasoline explosion in the garage of his home and was left with third-degree burns on most of his body. Doctors doubted he would survive, and although Dan died on the operating table several times following the accident, his spirit wasn’t ready to give up.
As a result of the burn, Dan lost his right hand, most of his left and is severely scarred. Reconstructive surgery gave him the use of a moveable thumb on his left hand and Dan is now a respected drummer in theNew Orleansarea. Dan is also an Author and an ambassador for the Shriners of North America.
At the dinner, Pathfinder Services gave Community Partner Awards to individuals and organizations that supported Pathfinder Services Inc. and their customers during the past fiscal year. A local recipients was:
- People’s Drug Store was recognized for their partnership with Pathfinder Community Supports in going the extra mile to help fill prescriptions for the individuals served by Pathfinder Community Supports in Plymouth. Jim Orender accepted the award for People’s Drug Store.
Pathfinder Services is a not-for-profit human services organization based in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966. In addition to Huntington County, Pathfinder Services has office locations in Wabash and Plymouth. For more information on the services of Pathfinder Services please call (260) 356-0500 or visit www.pathfinderservices.org