The Luther Automotive Group

Disability cause taken up in Fargo

Technicians Troy Fyre, top left, and Bryce Urness, took part in the Table Run 5k for The Arc of Cass County.  The group provides advocacy and education for people with developmental disabilities.

Technicians Troy Fyre, top left, and Bryce Urness, took part in the Table Run 5k for The Arc of Cass County. The group provides advocacy and education for people with developmental disabilities.

People with developmental disabilities have many struggles in life, including finding acceptance and employment. Fortunately, a number of staff members from Luther Collision and Glass in Fargo decided to do something to help an organization that provides assistance.

The Table Run 5K for The Arc of Cass County welcomed several runners from the Luther group in its effort to raise disability awareness. Manager Bob Langlie has a special interest in the organization, as his 25-year-old daughter, Kris, has a developmental disability. The store supported this event, and the Fargo Marathon, as well.

The Langlies have additional ties to the disability community, as Bob’s wife, Teri, serves on the board of directors for Connections of Moorhead, a nonprofit group. Its mission is to increase independence and community integration for people with disabilities and to provide employment and residential services.

Kris Langlie won disability volunteer of the year recognition from four area cities, after her sister, Kati Langlie-Nelson, encouraged her to give presentations, Teri explained. “That was a big deal for her,” said Bob. Kati works in public relations and development with The Arc. College classes listened to Kris, and she has testified in the North Dakota legislature and received advocacy training.

Kris is on oxygen. “Her strengths in different areas, and her challenges are more visible than those without disabilities,” said Teri. “Kati challenges Kris to be the best she can be. She pushes her to accomplish and grow.”

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