MPW.64 / Troy Theresa’s Independent Life by Gloria Nieto
Photographer
Gloria Nieto Toronto, Canada
Team Mac

Story Summary

Teresa Wofford is a happy woman. She lives a relatively independent life sharing a house with two other women — all three have mental disabilities. With the aid of a team of life skills coaches, they carry out house work, do their grocery shopping and other day-to-day duties while giving support to each other, in the spirit of being a family.

She enjoys serving as a volunteer with a local organization to help disadvantaged people in her community. She has been giving back for a long time despite of the challenges in her own life, and day to day she cheers those around her with her contagious laughter and enthusiasm.