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Sharon’s Story: Staying in Touch

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Sharon’s Story: Staying in Touch

Meet Sharon. Before the pandemic, Sharon was very active with a variety of leisure guide activities and outings, so online activities, music, and games have become a welcome outlet for her. Sharon loves socializing with friends. She is 44 years old and has lived in a St.Amant home since 2006. The COVID-19 pandemic means she has not been able to […]

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Emily’s Story: New Bike, New Connections

Emily has a new set of wheels! Emily loves to roam the halls at St.Amant and visit all of her friends! She sometimes even pulls her wheelchair around herself when she doesn’t want to wait for others to push her. Now, thanks to donor support, she has a new set of wheels that makes getting around easier and more fun! […]

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Sheldon’s Story: Music Therapy Hits the Right Note

Meet Sheldon. He is 26 years old and has been supported by St.Amant in the Community Residential Program for nearly eight years. Sheldon loves time with his family, music, reading stories, and movies. He dislikes being around too many people or having his favourite activities interrupted. One of his most recent joys is participating in music therapy, and thanks to […]

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J’s Story: Riding towards Independence

J is happiest when he has a consistent schedule and lots of routine in his day. Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown of services, 21-year old J, who is supported by St.Amant Home Share program, spent his weekdays attending the St.Amant School. There, his days were filled with classes, activities, and community field trips. At school, J used a bike every […]

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Dayna’s Story: Still Dreaming

Before the lockdown, Dayna was planning the trip of a lifetime; a week on the West Coast with her foster family made possible by your generous donations. It’s always been her dream to see the ocean, wildlife, and ferry boats. Since birth, Dayna, 22, has battled fragile health. She has liver disease, trouble breathing, and survived multiple open-heart surgeries and […]

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Jennifer’s Story: Hoping for Connection

Meet Jennifer. Jennifer is very outgoing and her days were once filled with activities. Before the COVID-19 crisis hit Manitoba, she attended a day program three days a week, and volunteered at St.Amant the other two weekdays. On weekends, she enjoyed visiting various breweries and bars, swimming and hanging out with her friends. Like all of us, she is missing […]

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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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