Notes From Our Families

"Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have felt so completely alone in my concern for our son's future care. I know there is much ahead for me to do but you have taken away most of the fear for me.

There is not enough money anywhere to pay you for the good you are doing to help people like me! If my name pops up in a Publisher's Clearing House you will definitely benefit from it!!!! Seriously, please know that I am truly grateful for whatever you can do to help us."



"This note is to let you know that my mom passed away. She was ready to leave us and she had no fear.

While you worked for us and for Mom you were so kind. I'm sending along our picture so you will always remember that you do help real people. Behind the voices on the phone are folks just like my Mom and I who need your help and guidance. I want you to know that you do make a difference in our lives."



"I met Mary Anne through her work with Special Olympics and have come to value her expertise and appreciate her ability to create an immediate sense of trust with families having to make very difficult and emotional decisions. Her great empathy for others is apparent.

As an advocate for the disabled, and as a neutral advisor, she is able to bring family members together and guide them through the steps needed to care for their child, sibling or parent."

- Michael Stillwell,
  Director Planned Giving Special Olympics Illinois


"Any family with a family member with disabilities definitely must know the information provided in these workbooks and tapes. There is a tremendous need to plan ahead to ensure that everything is in place for the care of a disabled family member and these materials are stepping-stones to accomplishing your goals.

Mary Anne Ehlert has guided hundreds of families through this very complicated and confusing maze of processes and regulations and has had great success in helping them plan for their family member with disabilities."

-Carl LaMell, President, Clearbrook


"It was for me a great deal of experience going through what I did in the past 16 months. Thanks to you for being of such great help with your service. It was remarkable and always courteous. I will recommend you to others if I have the chance."



"On behalf of the parents and the Philip Rock Center, thank you for your excellent presentation on 'Planning For The Future - Guardianship, Wills & Trusts'.

You received rave reviews from the parents in their comments and on evaluation forms. We greatly appreciate your giving up a day to share your expertise with us. Many thanks!"

-T.D. Project Reach
- Illinois Deaf-Blind Services


" I'm sorry that my sister's tragic situation brought us together. I am, on the other hand, extremely pleased to have met you. Thank you for your words of advice.

I am better prepared to face the next couple of months because of you and I will always be grateful."

-R. F.



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