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By CYNTHIA BACHMAN

Her mother left when she was 3 years old, walking away from eight children ranging in age from 6 months to 15 years. Her father struggled to keep his children together but soon Social Services stepped in and placed the children in foster care. Juanita Lutz, founder of Techniscribe, Inc., was that 3-year-old.

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Juanita Lutz is founder of Techniscribe, Inc., a 20-year-old company providing transcriptions. She now employs 40 women who work from home in three states.

This year is the 20 year anniversary of Techniscribe, Inc., a company providing transcription for doctors and other medical practitioners. Transcriptions come from voice recordings that are converted to word documents, becoming part of the patient’s permanent chart. It’s a service that must be completed quickly and accurately with a 24 hour turnaround time. Juanita knew she had to take care of herself from a young age. At 4, she was placed in foster care and felt fortunate to stay in the same home until she was 18. She recalls being terrified knowing that she could be moved at any time. One of her earliest memories is of her foster dad teaching her to write her name, his name and their telephone number so if Social Services ever took her away she would be able to someday reconnect with them.

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