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Lakeland Village needed

All I know is that for the 30-plus years of my association with Lakeland Village there have been disability groups in Spokane and in the state that have wanted to see Lakeland Village closed. The reason is simple: They do not want to share funding. It has been a yearly battle.

This strikes me as only the latest skirmish judging by how quickly the solution has been closure. My daughter, whom I see often, has had the most marvelous care for all these years. The staff in her cottage are close to the angels in my opinion. It is not an easy job.

Many residents cannot be handled in the community. When there are as many rules as would make a pharisee happy, it is easy to have some broken. No system is perfect, so fix it, but I am forever grateful to the taxpayers of the state of Washington for the treasure that is Lakeland Village.

Mary Beth Thompson


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