The inspiration for the Caregiver Incentive Project, Dorothy Paad, joins the CIP team as spokeswoman. Dorothy has completed three years as a student at Northern Michigan University on a modified program. She has appeared in two university productions of Scrooge, taken ballet and jazz classes, and has been a member of the university choir. As someone who has a disability and requires in-home care, Dorothy understands the difference quality caregivers make in providing their clients with the opportunity to do more than just exist, but to live. She is passionate in her desire to advocate for people with special needs — and their caregivers.