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Anything is Possible

"I want to be a cartoonist," says Sarah Colpitts as she drinks her hot chocolate. Her parents, Greg and Jill Colpitts, smile and nod, but their eyes are tired Like most parents they want their child to reach her goals, but they know it's going to be a tough ride. Sarah was born with an undiagnosed cognitive disorder, which in very broad terms means she has mental developmental issues. In addition to this, three years ago, Sarah suffered from mental health problems. This meant she had a dual diagnosis that fell outside the conventional realm of most health care providers. Sarah was unable to function in the world around her and her parents didn't know where to turn.

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