As much as it is about raising funds, it is also about bringing together a community - families, children, parents and caregivers, all united by a common thread. We live with, or support persons with disabilities. I have written many times about how important it has been for me to connect with other parents who have experienced similar challenges, and I am lucky to now have so many friends in this community. It's the people we meet at events like this one who help me to think differently about disability and help to shape the way I view our new 'normal'.
Parents of children with disabilities need connection and advice along the way. I was happy yesterday to talk with friends both familiar and new. I value input from both parents of children with special needs, and adults with disabilities who have lived what my child is living now.
It is motivating and empowering. There is strength in numbers. I learned years ago that things don't always go as planned, but I know now that some of the most unexpected things in life often turn out to be the best things that ever happened.
I am thankful to be part of such a supportive community. I am thankful for Easter Seals.
The top fundraising team this year was The Narrows Progress Club (above). The Narrows Club is a St. John's charitable organization devoted to helping children and youth with disabilities, and they have been very involved with Easter Seals over the past few years.
Congrats on another successful Stroll and Roll, and thank you to everyone who sponsored Brennen!
If you would still like to donate, you can do so HERE.