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Woman Celebrates Her Transition to Independent Housing

Jane Koza

My apartment is absolutely beautiful. I’m doing well and can’t ask for anything more.

As the NJ Elder Ombudsman reports, Jane Koza is celebrating her long-overdue transition to independence.

Jane had been living in a nursing home as a paraplegic since 2006 despite being an alert and active adult in her 40s. By being a strong and persistent self-advocate, fundraising for her needs, and working with the resources in her New Jersey community, Jane was able to move into an affordable, aide-supported, fully accessible apartment.

Her needs as a double amputee are lifelong, so she will continue to fundraise with Help Hope Live to stay mobile, independent, and healthy.

Written by Emily Progin