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Jacqueline’s Story: Savoring the Sounds of Life

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Jacqueline’s Story: Savoring the Sounds of Life

“I was heartbroken. I missed the sounds of life,” said Jacqueline, her voice cracking. “I don’t know what I would do without the help of donations“. Jacqueline was born with Apert Syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by skeletal abnormalities. This has led to dozens of surgeries in her life, and has also caused permanent hearing loss. Until recently, Jacqueline had been […]

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Andrea’s Story: Essential Equipment Elevates Social Life

Spending 8-16 hours a day in a wheelchair means that comfort and support is not a luxury but a necessity. Wheelchair users will tell you that an ill-fitting wheelchair will cause pressure sores, issues with posture, difficulty with eating and digestion and can lead to being confined to home or worse bed. Andie is one of many people supported by […]

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Bobbilyn’s Story: In Need of a Life-Changing Device

Fixed incomes and the absence of extended health benefits mean critical tools are often financially out of reach for the people we support. Without your help, many people with disabilities will not have access to basic personal health items and medical equipment, and needs like hearing aids and mobility devices will go unmet. Your gift today will fund a life-changing […]

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Julie’s Story: Finding joy in everyday moments

YOU helped Julie keep moving! Meet Julie. She has a keen sense of humour and loves to tease and play tricks on the people she cares about. Her wonderful spirit demonstrates the power of embracing life’s challenges with grace and could teach us all a lesson in perseverance and resilience. Julie’s mother, Verna, speaks of the admiration she has for […]

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Tyler’s Story: In the Driver’s Seat

Routine is important to Tyler. He likes things to be predictable, scheduled, and right on time; not a minute later then he expects! An important part of Tyler’s routine is riding his bike. It provides valuable exercise, and the fresh air during outdoor rides is an added bonus. While these physical advantages are important, the sense of independence that biking […]

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Tracy’s Story: Building confidence and connections

Tracy lights up every room she enters. She greets everyone with a smile and makes friends wherever she goes. She is out-going and personable and has been missing the friends she used to meet up with at St.Amant FM Café. To stay connected with the people that are important to her, she has been using Skype and email. While her […]

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You Can Help Andre Find His Voice!

Andre attends St.Amant School and he is a delightful student who works really hard. His teacher Mei Shu says: “Andre has strong motivation and ability to learn. He loves all kinds of activities in the classroom: morning routine, word searches, being the cashier in the shopping games and math! He works very hard on his academic skills.” Andre is able […]

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Dalen’s Story: Finding His Voice

I’d like to introduce you to Dalen. He is an adorable seven year old and is part of a large family. He has an infectious smile and eyes that sparkle. Due to a spinal cord injury at birth and some complex medical needs, he is ventilator-dependent and has very limited mobility. He is non-verbal and, until a few months ago, […]

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Claudette’s Story: Riding in Style

Claudette’s main source of happiness is spending time window shopping, getting together with her long time love and cruising the streets looking out the window. Due to changing health needs, these important things were becoming less accessible when she could no longer safely transfer into the standard seat in the van. Since wheelchair accessible vans are usually shared between homes, […]

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Jacqueline’s Story: Peace and tranquility

Jacqueline will tell you that painting changed her life. While looking for a hobby, she tried many things, but there is just something about acrylic painting that makes all the difference for Jacqueline. She creates beautiful art, and even more importantly, it supports her mental and physical health in ways that surprised everyone.    She says “Painting is a way […]

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