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One of them is Jacqueline Pareys.
She is 65 years old.
Jacqueline has been working for Inclusion Europe
for many years.
She is done with her job now,
and she is going to retire soon.
We did an interview with Jacqueline to know more about her life
and her plans.
Jacqueline never got to know her parents.
She spent the weekends in a host family.
A host family is a family that takes care of you
even if you are not part of the family.
The host family became like a true family for her.
Jacqueline was living in institutions also as an adult.
One person working in the institution told her
that she could live on her own.
So she went to live in a house by herself.
After that, Jacqueline started to work.
She first got a job in a clothing shop,
and then at Inclusion Europe.
Now that she is not working anymore,
Jacqueline has more time to do the things that she likes.
She meets with friends,
she does sport, sings in a choir,
and plays with her cat.
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