12 Days of Gifts!

By: Ashley Martin-Hanlon

We asked 12 of our participants which gifts Easter Seals had given them this year!


Easter Seals 2016 Ambassador Suzan Deng says "Easter Seals gives me the gift of opportunity! I have had so many different experiences thanks to Easter Seals!"

 
Dan Primmer says "Easter Seals gives me the gift of independence! Sometimes I just need to get away from it all at Camp!" 


Claire McDonald says "Easter Seals gives me the gift of full inclusion! I can take part in many different activities that are adapted so I can succeed!"


Josh Hayes says, "Easter Seals gives me the gift of fun! Because of Easter Seals I have a place to go to have fun with my friends!"


Tanya Henderson says "Easter Seals gives me the gift of knowledge! Through connecting with Career Services, I have learned how to work the supports I need into my professional life." 


Melissa Day says "Easter Seals gives me the gift of self-confidence! They have given me the opportunity to excel in sports adapted to me and to build friendships that will last a lifetime!" 


Olivia Ash says "Easter Seals gives me the gift of friendship! I am always happy to be with my Easter Seals friends!" 


Julia Crocker says, "Easter Seals gives me the gift of activity! There is always something to do like Let's Get Active or Sledge Hockey. I love to score goals!" 


Claire McCarthy says, "Easter Seals gives me the gift of happiness! I love meeting new people and taking part in different programs like Swimming and Sledge Hockey!" 


Gavin Baggs says "Easter Seals gives me the gift of perserverance. 
I have the chance to try stuff like sledge hockey and wheelchair basketball, but I have to practice a lot to get good!"


Hailey Wadden says "Easter Seals gives me the gift of success! After completing the Horizons Program this year, I am now successfully employed at Wal-Mart!" 

We all say, "Easter Seals gives us the gift of community! Together we can see the ability in disability!" 

Merry Christmas from all of us at Easter Seals NL and best wishes for a wonderful 2017!
 

 

 

About the author:

Ashley Martin-Hanlon is the Communications Coordinator at Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information contact Ashley at 754-1399 (ext 226) or ashley@eastersealsnl.ca, or check out their website at www.eastersealsnl.ca.



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