In Memory of Maggie Lee Byrd

Maggie Lee Byrd, a stroke survivor and founding member of No Limits, passed away on 3/24/14. Maggie has been an integral part of No Limits since we opened in March 2001. She was a powerful advocate for the Eastern Shore brain injury community for years prior to No Limits’ opening through her involvement in Shore Memorial Hospital’s Stroke Support Group and Grandmaster Elton Trower’s exercise group for survivors of brain injury.

When No Limits Eastern Shore sought to become the first locally based provider of brain injury services and needed to rally local support, it was Maggie Byrd who hand-carried the letter to her friend, retired Delegate and Cabinet Secretary Bob Bloxom. Maggie was active in her church family and active in her community, serving as a Salvation Army bell-ringing volunteer every season for over a decade as well as participating in many of No Limits’ community efforts.

Maggie remembered so many local Shore people from her years as a bus driver for the Accomack County School District. She had a sharp and inquisitive mind and we have relied upon her to keep her eyes on everything and keep us all straight. It is from Maggie Byrd that No Limits takes our signature statement, “Our name is No Limits because there are no limits to what we can try to do.”

It has been a season of loss for No Limits Eastern Shore. Our only consolation is that the answer to the often-asked question, “Is Maggie feeling better yet?” is finally YES. Maggie is at peace. We will miss her more than words can say.

Friday Blogging by Amy, Maryann, and Emma

This week at No Limit's we celebrated our 13th anniversary!  Our party was St. Patrick's day themed and we even wrote a limerick: We were waiting for Elton Trower, We even brought him a flower. He was so late, The food that we ate... We hope he doesn't get sour! (Or lose his power!)

This week at No Limit’s we celebrated our 13th anniversary! Our party was St. Patrick’s day themed and we even wrote a limerick for Sensei Trower:
We were waiting for Elton Trower,
We even brought him a flower.
He was so late,
The food we ate…
We hope he doesn’t get sour! (Or lose his power!)

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Maryann and David cooking our anniversary party meal of corned beef and cabbage.  Cook on with your bad selves, yum yum yum!!!!!!!

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Emma all dressed up for the party!  “She looks so fly!  Happy St. Patrick’s day!” says Amy.

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Are we smiling pretty?!  This a group picture of us at our anniversary party and everyone was asked to make a silly face.  Do y’all like it?

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“Did you give your water boy a hug today?” says Maryann.  This is Zel and Brandon watering plants.

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Congratulations on learning how to use the new computer program Matt!  You’re such a smart, nice, and great fellow!

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Dj and Brandon visiting with Jackie!  We miss you Jackie!  Come back and visit us soon if you can!

Friday Blogging by Amy and Iesha with Emma

Congratulations again to our Kate Award Winners!  Here we have a picture Iesha with DJ, David, Zel, and Beth during the award ceremony!  Thank you again for joining us Iesha, and God bless!!

Congratulations again to our Kate Award Winners! Here we have a picture of Iesha with DJ, David, Zel, and Beth during the award ceremony! Thank you again for joining us Iesha, and God bless!!

Iesha also sang a beautiful song for us during the awards ceremony!  Great job girl!  Click this video to view her singing!

Congratulations again as well to our Honorable Mention Winner D'errica Toppin!  Great job and come visit us sometime!  God bless!!

Congratulations again to our Honorable Mention Winner D’errica Toppin! Great job and come visit us sometime! God bless!!

Zel, Steve, Amy, Matt, and Sherry making "Thank You," "Happy Birthday," and  "Get Well Soon" cards.  Great job everybody and keep up the great work!

Zel, Steve, Amy, Matt, and Sherry making “Thank You,” “Happy Birthday,” and “Get Well Soon” cards. Great job everybody and keep up the great work!

Amy and David cooking some chicken and rice for the Soup Kitchen.  We even got to try a sample and it was awesome!  "More please!  Mmm mmm mmm!!" says Amy.

Amy and David cooking some chicken and rice for the Soup Kitchen. We even got to try a sample and it was awesome! “More please! Mmm mmm mmm!!” says Amy.

Steve's trying to keep us healthy!  Go Steve!  This week for our Health and Safety Advocacy lesson we discussed the "rights and wrongs" of cereal.  There may be more sugar in your cereal than you think!

Steve’s trying to keep us healthy! Go Steve! This week for our Health and Safety Advocacy lesson we discussed the “rights and wrongs” of cereal. There may be more sugar in your cereal than you think!

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Blogging with Diane, Amy, and Emma

Glue on David, glue on with your bad self!  This week at No Limits we worked hard (very hard) on setting up for the Kate Award Ceremony!

Glue on David, glue on with your bad self! This week at No Limits we worked hard (very hard) on setting up for the Kate Award Ceremony!

David, Amy, Maryann, and Sherry all working hard on the display board to congratulate the winners!  Work on people, work on!

David, Amy, Maryann, and Sherry all working hard on the display board to congratulate the winners! Work on people, work on!

 

 

Emma and Brandon hard at work!  (Diane's monitoring to make sure they're doing a good job!)  Diane says "It looks alright, but could be better!  Haha just kidding, it looks great!"   Everyone be on the look out for more updates on the Kate Award Winners next week!!!

Emma and Brandon hard at work! (Diane’s monitoring to make sure they’re doing a good job!) Diane says “It looks alright, but could be better! Haha just kidding, it looks great!”
Everyone be on the look out for more updates on the Kate Award Winners next week!!!