Diana currently devotes much of her time
and heart to caring for our daughter, Anna.
Several of the agencies she had worked with before occasionally retain her as a
consultant. Since marrying David, she has attended New Life Assembly.
Diana helped with Mission 3:16, the youth group at
New Life Assembly, for several years and worked with .a few of the teen moms
following that. That work led to Diana being a part of an Urban Teen MOPS
(Mothers of Preschoolers) that meets at the Buffalo Christian Center. This
support group for Teen mothers helps them with parenting and forming
relationships with mature Christian women.
Diana lived at a L'arch community in Toronto.
She lived with a group of assistants and two core members (Ellen and Suzanne). L'arch is a Catholic community where adults
live in community with disabled core members. Prior to
that year Diana worked in a small business called "In the Beginning
Candles". She was a partner with
Annie Shepard, who founded the business. From 1998 until the birth of
Anna, Diana had served as association manager for Developmental Disabilities
Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY) an organization representing the
agencies in Western New York that work with people that are disabled.