My Story

by Hope Fuglesten

Hope volunteers at The Arc, Upper Valley office two days a week,
doing clerical work and answering phones.

My name is Hope Fuglesten. I am 22 years old. I graduated in 2016. I was born with Spina Bifida. I have probably had 20-30 surgeries. The reason I have gotten through all my surgeries is because of my family and friends support and encouragement. If I didn’t have them I don’t know where I would be today.

In my spare time I like to hang out with my niece and nephew, and family. I also love to go to UND Hockey and basketball games. I also enjoy volunteering at The Arc, Upper Valley. The employees at The Arc are really nice.

I want to thank Rachel Hafner, and The Arc, Upper Valley for letting me volunteer.

If you are looking for a place to volunteer, I would recommend looking in your community.