I am honored to be this year’s Joseph James Morelli Legacy Scholarship Awardee. I want to thank the Legacy Foundation for this opportunity and for allowing me to carry on Joseph’s legacy as I pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology. This scholarship will definitely help me financially, but Joseph’s story provided me something more. It has reminded me that I am not alone, that this disability doesn’t define my potential but rather represents a different way of learning which others have found a way to be successful with. In a word, receiving this scholarship, was ‘validating,’ thank you for believing in me.