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Disabled Clermont woman named 'Champion of Service' for her volunteer work

Disabled Clermont woman named 'Champion of Service' for her volunteer work

CLERMONT — The top volunteer for the Special Olympics Florida in Clermont recently was one of four volunteers statewide recognized by the governor during a meeting of the Cabinet in Tallahassee. "When they told me about it, I was a little nervous," said Becca Toland, 33. "I never met the governor before." Toland, who volunteers three days a week, was recognized as a "Champion of Service" by Gov. Rick Scott and Chester Spellman, chief executive officer of Volunteer Florida. Learning to cope Toland was born with sensory integrative learning dysfunction, which she described as "when people talk to me, I have trouble looking at them and making eye...

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