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Rubi Najera

Rubi was born with only half of her left arm. Because Rubi was born missing part of her limb, she learned to perform most daily living activities as a child, but the only work she was able to find as an adult was either staying at home caring for children or cleaning other’s homes.

“Having a job is a future for my kids and for me,” she says. “I want to be a good example for my kids. I want to do something else with my life. I don’t want to be like this only.”

But because of her disability, Rubi could not find or keep work. In July of 2012, Rubi started in the Work Adjustment Training (WAT) program at Goodwill. Rubi credits Goodwill with her success and her future possibilities.

“Goodwill changed my life because when I got to Goodwill, I figured out that it doesn’t matter if I have a disability,” she says. “Thank you to Goodwill for this training so I can find a job and build my future for my kids and for me.