“Dennis will roll with the best of them.”

Dennis McLaughlin was born in 1948 with spina bifida, a birth defect that left him unable to use his legs.

But his mother, Theresa McLaughlin–a single mom who worked at a local paper mill–knew that “from the neck up, he’s just fine.” So she treated Dennis just like any other kid.

At a StoryCorps mobile booth, Dennis payed tribute to the way Theresa raised him.

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Recorded in Portland, Maine
Produced by Michael Garofalo
Facilitated by Maddy Nussbaum
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