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Donald J. Sykes Award winners honored for community service

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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:01 am

Donald J. Sykes, who died in 1991, was disabled only on paper. Sykes, affectionately known as "Donny," contracted the rare auto-immune disease dermato-myositis, which left him a quadriplegic, when he was 8 years old. Despite his handicap, Sykes was active in many community causes, organizing sports tournaments and several benefits and serving as chairman of the Atlantic County Disabled Citizens Advisory Board.

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