In addition to working on the community/senior centers project, Hendershot said he wanted to help bring a program to the county that would make it easier to find people with autism and Alzheimer's disease if they wander off.
The program, known as Project Lifesaver, provides an electronic wristband that transmits a signal authorities can track by using a receiver in a helicopter or airplane.
"I'm not here to make a career," Linn Hendershot said in 2007. "I'm here to make a difference."
Niece Cynthia Hardin Perini said upon learning that her uncle was admitted to the hospital Tuesday, many people asked her if he was on life support.
"They didn't understand - he has been on life support for 12 years," she said.
As such, he had an incredible way of inspiring others to do things that needed to be done to help those with disabilities.