Entries by Michelle Pickett

3 Days. 400 Hearts.

    Dearest Friends, My name is Terry Moore-Painter. My parents, Durham and Betty Moore, helped establish a place very near and dear to my heart: Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. One evening in the den of our family home, my parents decided to dedicate their lives to building a place where my brother, […]

A Mission at Work

Dear fellow TLC friends & family, My name is Anna Morrison. My big brother, John, called Tammy Lynn Center home in 1993. John suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was just nine years old; I was three. He and my dad were involved in a serious car accident that forever changed our lives. John […]

Reasons Why

It wasn’t until we were wrapping up a conversation at coffee. I had been in Raleigh two years, but had never heard of the Tammy Lynn Center. After our introductions and learning more about the Center’s work, something occurred to me: I realized that I, too, had a deep and personal connection with TLC’s mission. I was […]

Protecting The Most Vulnerable

We have been following closely the efforts underway in the United States Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and the time has come for us to make our concerns known.  In his online article “These Kids Need Feeding Tubes And Breathing Machines,” News & Observer reporter, John Murawski, shines a much-needed spotlight on […]

Bridging The Gap

Six months ago, two-year-old Ariel joined Tammy Lynn Center’s bilingual Building Blocks playgroup, part of our Early Childhood Intervention program. His parents were concerned about his extreme separation anxiety. Having been born prematurely, Ariel’s mother was told by the doctors that he would never walk on his own, speak to others, or eat food typical […]

Doing Others Good

Guest Blogger: Murphy’s Naturals At Murphy’s Naturals, our mission is to celebrate nature and inspire good through quality natural products. We believe in the importance of plant-based and responsibly sourced ingredients, but that’s really a by-product of our greater purpose. We believe in “Doing Others Good.” It’s been our motto from Day 1. Selling Murphy’s […]

A Family Like No Other

While Tammy Lynn Center is very unique in its array of services provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it is so much more than a sheer “service provider.” At Tammy Lynn Center, we do life together. To us, that means we celebrate the ups, the downs, and all that’s in-between. We laugh, we cry, […]