Morgan Dodson is packing her belongings and getting ready to embark on a new chapter in her life.
A 2012 graduate of Bob Hope School, Dodson, 18, a resident of The Hughen Center, will leave the place she’s called home for three years on Friday and head towards the Dallas area and college life.
“I plan to attend North Texas Women’s University and study social work,” Dodson said as she sat poised in front of a special congratulatory cake featuring a photo of her favorite singer, Justin Bieber.
The cake, and a gift wrapped Justin Bieber CD, were delivered courtesy of her longtime friends at the Port Arthur Fire Department who were on hand to wish her well.
As Hughen Center staff, residents and firefighters mingled, someone placed the new CD into a CD player and the Bieber fever was on.
Dodson was born with Spina Bifida, a congenital birth defect that left her wheelchair bound. Throughout school the plucky teen was enrolled in regular education classes which will be transferred to her college of choice, Jamie Reynolds, case manager, said.
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