Falling and Missing a Step Down a Staircase at my Job


“My name is Ashley Frailey, I was referred to Eastside Vocational Services, Inc. for the PGAP program by my worker’s comp adjuster. On March 11th I broke my fifth metatarsal and fibula on my right ankle by falling and missing a step down a staircase at my job. Now that I have your attention, I want to explain how much the ladies at Eastside Vocational helped me through the PGAP program.

When I first went into the office I was in sweatpants and a sweatshirt. I was down in the dumps, nervous to be there and to explain how I got there in the first place. I honestly wish I would have gone through the program when I got into my last car accident because by the time I was done with the program I had so much more confidence. The ladies of the office where always friendly and kind, always made me feel welcomed.

Once I got to feeling better, I started to dress better and not in sweatpants and sweatshirts and the ladies there would compliment me on my outfits and my make-up. I worked with Debbie as my vocational counselor and Michelle as my PGAP provider. They were both so great and helpful that by the time I left the program I honestly didn’t want to leave.

I feel like if you are going through something like I did, and you have the chance to work with the ladies at Eastside Vocational Services, Inc. that you should do it. They help you gain your confidence back and help you get a schedule to your life. They also help you get healthy by having you go on walks and do stuff that makes you happy besides just going to work.

I feel like I will always be indebted to them for all the help and support they provided me. I was so happy that I got the chance to work with Eastside Vocational Services, Inc. I suggest if you are in that office and if you were in the same boat that I was in, you take the chance and allow those ladies to help you swim and not drown. Because it’s a sink or swim when you end up injured and depressed, so allow them to help you swim and succeed in life because they won’t steer you in the wrong direction and they will help you get motivated.

I just want to close up by saying thank you to Deb and Michelle for helping me build my confidence back in the work force because if it wasn’t for you ladies I was going to give up. I literally put out like 50 to 100 job applications and even when I felt like I wasn’t going to be able to get a job again, I did. Because Deb, you helped me with interviewing and how to do it better. Michelle, you gave me the confidence knowing that everything will be ok even when I felt like giving up, you were there to support me. I appreciate all that you and Eastside Vocational Services, Inc. has done for me.”

Sincerely your friend,
Ashley Frailey

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