“Well, my husband and I moved to Cape Girardeau four years ago. We are active in many organizations, one of which helps handicapped people, SADI, not because I am handicapped. I didn’t become handicapped until 2008. I was very active prior to 2008, physically in the community that I lived in –Champaign, Illinois — more so than I am now. I taught abstinence education, while working as an EMT, and I was a healthcare coordinator. I coached volleyball, was a member of Jr. League, and very active in my church in youth ministry, women’s ministry and as a Steven Minister.
We have four children and three grandchildren. My son, who is 30, has been disabled his whole life, considered a quadriplegic. He is in a wheelchair. He is very intelligent, but he is also what’s called the shut-in where he can’t speak very much. He did graduate seventh in his class in high school and he is very smart. With SADI, the organization helps people in the community that are disabled. Being parents of someone disabled we know how important a place like SADI can be to parents and families of the disabled. They provide transportation along with many other services for the disabled of our community.
I personally like to be active with The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Society, where I get to help fellow thespians achieve a great education at Southeast Missouri Conservatory of Theatre and Dance. I also love being a member of PEO, the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, the Dalhousie Golf Club, hosting foreign exchange students, and helping with Rotary.
I am always looking for ways to help others. God has truly blessed us with this great community; it’s like coming home again!”
– Cyndy Woodard
One Cape: Who embodies the spirit of our community? Tell us here: http://bit.ly/29vxy3c
Cape Girardeau is full of people working hard, caring for others, volunteering their time for worthy causes, helping neighbors, and generally staying fired up about our community. We want to know who you feel embodies the spirit of teamwork and a unified “One Cape.” Tell us about the special people in your life and why you feel they’re a great example of our community here. Several may be selected to be a part of our One Cape story online and in social media.