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Goodwill gave me a chance to work again, and I am grateful for that, she said. I love my job, and I love my Goodwill family.

After a car accident left her with serious injuries to her back, knee, ankle and foot, doctors told Marvelous she would never walk again. “I spent four months in a hospital bed,” she said. “My foot was shattered, but I was determined to prove my doctors wrong, and I did.”

Marvelous would continue to push herself. A year after the accident, she accepted a position as a dietary cook at a nursing home, but after 13 years, she had to leave the job she loved. “I could no longer do the heavy lifting the job required because I was in so much pain,” she said. “Arthritis had set in.”

Marvelous had a hard time finding another job that would meet her needs. After six months of unemployment,

she moved from Indiana to Tennessee to live with her daughter and granddaughter. “I went through struggles, but my daughter was there to help me.”

When Marvelous stopped by the Goodwill Career Solutions center in Clarksville, she had been out of work for three years. “I never gave up. I was determined to find a job.”

Her determination paid off. Goodwill offered Marvelous a job as a clothing processor at the Clarksville store on Ft. Campbell Boulevard. She was excited to get a job offer, but concerned she wouldn’t be able to do the job. “I didn’t think I would make it through one day.”

Now, seven years later, Marvelous is still going strong. “Goodwill gave me a chance to work again, and I am grateful for that,” she said. “I love my job, and I love my Goodwill family.”

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