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Anne Cope is a successful Delaware County businesswoman who has needed a wheelchair since birth.  She says she always had a great support system that allowed her to believe she could do anything she wanted.

Her activism started 30 years ago, when she fought for easier access for the disabled:

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“I wanted to be able to give back to those who helped me out by seeing if I could make the world a little better for someone else.”

Cope is now executive director of the Freedom Valley Disability Center:

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“I try to be as compassionate as possible with people, because I know that not everybody necessarily has the skills or abilities.  And some people need more patience, and some people need a good kick in the butt.”

Story by KYW’s Karin Phillips

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