When I think of the years my daughter has lived at Northern Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid, I'm forever grateful. She defied doctors when she was born. They gave her only seven years to live; she's now 47. My daughter had been in Hissom Memorial Center in Sand Springs and in a community-based house where she was drugged and had no quality of life. At NORCE she's received the best possible care; she's responsive and alert. I fear that the plan to close NORCE will take my daughter back to the dark ages. When a daughter has a life that's the best it's going to get in one place, why would anyone want to change that?
The Enid State School kept operating when our state went through the Dust Bowl days and the Great Depression; now when we're economically stable, why would anyone close an institution that's served Oklahoma so well?
Suzanne Randall, Oklahoma City