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Feranmi’s Story: Making Dreams Possible

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Feranmi’s Story: Making Dreams Possible

As parents, we want nothing more than to see our children reach their potential, to feel the joys of independence, and to believe they can do anything! That’s what YOU make possible, every time you give to St.Amant Foundation. In July, our nine-year-old son, Feranmi, accomplished a goal we were starting to believe was impossible. He learned to ride a […]

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Beyond Words: Jackson’s Story

You could chalk it up to a mother’s intuition. It’s hard to explain but Jamie Pope always knew her son Jackson had autism. From the time he was born, Jackson Pentland —now age three — wouldn’t sleep, needed to be constantly held, wouldn’t settle and couldn’t be entertained. Jamie had to sleep sitting up and she kept telling doctors she knew something was […]

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Rowan’s Story: Freedom to shine

My daughter Rowan’s world has grown thanks to the generosity of donors. But it wasn’t always that way. It’s the generosity of kind and caring people that changed Rowan’s life more than you know. They changed my life too. I’m writing today to tell you her story so that you know how donations can make a powerful difference. The generous […]

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Micheal’s Story

St.Amant has been such a big part of our family for many years. Three of my cousins are on the autism spectrum and because of this I’m blessed with an opportunity to experience St.Amant’s amazing work. Seeing how much the organization cares for the people they support, and seeing how it affects the families really gets me. It gives them […]

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Sarah’s Story

When Sarah turned five, her parents wanted to celebrate in a big way. And because of you, they did! It all started when Sarah attended her first day in the Early Learning Autism Program with St.Amant. When her parents dropped her off, they had many questions –will she make friends? Will she do well in school? By Sarah’s fifth birthday […]

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Jules’ Story

Ever since he was little, painting helped Jules cope with difficult times. When he puts paintbrush to paper, he thinks about how everyone goes through hard times and for him creating & sharing art is a way to help make people happy. Jules was a featured artist at the Spirited Art Soirée on March 14 and the art he created […]

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Jessica’s Story: Fulfilling Dreams

Funny. Outgoing. Energetic.  These three words describe Jessica –a vibrant young woman living on her own thanks to thoughtful people like you. Her story is just one example of your generous support of donors in action. When she was 19 years old, Jessica had a dream of living independently.  And because of kind  and caring people like you, she achieved it. The […]

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Gary & Allen’s Road Trip

Meet Gary and Allen. Gary and Allen have been supported through St.Amant for over 25 years. Both men have a zest for adventure, love people and a lot of action! For their whole lives their families and the staff at St.Amant have been finding new local, budget-friendly adventures to fuel their spirit….but this year, the guys are going on a […]

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Madden’s Story: Friendship & Opportunity

Walking up to the da Mata home nestled in the beautiful town of Falcon Lake, their yard is strewn with bikes and toys of all kinds. Inside is the warmest, most generous family; bustling with the activity that comes with a 9-month- old, a 6-year-old and an 8-year-old. You helped the da Matas and many more. Kristyn and Manny da […]

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Loralee’s Story: Moving Home

Loralee and her roommate are enjoying their new community home, routine and activities thanks to a team effort by their families, past staff and current staff who worked together to ensure a positive transition. The transition process began two years ago when both women, who lived at St.Amant’s River Road Place, were identified as individuals who could benefit from living […]

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