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Donovan Thiessen (left) and his mother Jeanette chat with Epic Opportunities executive director Ruby Reimer. (JASON HALSTEAD / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

Donovan Thiessen owns a car, goes to work and lives in an apartment by himself.


What the 30-year-old Thiessen does find difficult is budgeting, planning meals and buying groceries.


That’s because while Thiessen has many strengths, he is still an adult living with some cognitive and physical disabilities caused by an undiagnosed genetic condition.


And that’s why Thiessen considers essential the support he receives from Epic Opportunities as part of its supported independent-living program.


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