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ATLANTIC COUNTY - For nearly 30 years Atlantic County has been honoring residents who won't let their disabilities get in the way of their dreams.
The 27th Annual Donald J. Sykes Awards were held today at the Mays Landing Country Club. The awards honor the achievements and outstanding contributions of residents with disabilities.
This year’s event honored seven county residents during disability awareness month.
"Today we're honoring, highlighting people with abilities that happen to be disabled. They have contributed much to the community and they are part of the fabric of our county," said Dennis Levinson, County Executive of Atlantic County.
The event also included the presentation of the partners in community access award, acknowledging those who make it easier for people with disabilities to get around. There also was demonstration of re-walk, a robotic exoskeleton.
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