Anne Cope – CBS Philadelphia


Anne Cope is a successful Delaware County businesswoman who has needed a wheelchair since birth. She says she always had a great support system that made her believe she could do anything she wanted.

Her activism began 30 years ago, when she fought for easier access for people with disabilities:

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“I wanted to be able to give back to those who helped me by seeing if I could make the world a little better for someone else.”

Cope is now executive director of the Freedom Valley Disability Center:

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“I try to be as compassionate as I can with people, because I know not everyone has the skills or the ability. And some people need more patience, and some people need a good kick in the ass.

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