Success Stories

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Nicole Follin's Success Story

“The Marin Center for Independent Living has been a huge comfort!”

When I was 19, I was an honor roll student in my sophomore year of college at Virginia Tech. Without any warning I had a brain hemorrhage that left me in a coma for 3½ weeks. It turns out I had been a "walking time bomb" since birth. I had what is called an arterial venous malformation (AVM) – a cluster of deformed arteries that is a mass of tangled knots. When I was 19, these tangled knots started erupting. The operation that followed removed the cluster and now I have hemi-paralysis. Nothing was broken, but my nerves don't respond on my right side. It is like a stroke… Read more of Nicole's Story

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Who We Are, What We do

Empowering Our Community to Live Independently

Marin CIL is a community-based non-profit organization that provides services and advocacy for seniors and people with disabilities.

Our Mission is to assist persons with all types of disabilities to achieve their maximum level of sustainable independence as contributing, responsible and equal participants in society.

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