I am the 25% - 1 in 4 Americans has a disability
I have worked in service of people with disabilities at Easterseals for 17 years. I found myself asking for support when cancer took my left eye in January. These past 5 months have been unbelievably challenging.
But, these past 5 months have been made easier with the resources, support and compassion of the army of people around me. Easterseals therapists sent tips and tricks to help me adapt to life with single eye vision and learn how to navigate my world better. I became the "client".
My challenges pale in comparison to so many of our clients and families. The resiliency they show was part of my motivation to keep moving forward.
Easterseals is truly a family. Everyone stepped up to help me while I was recovering; they have been some of my loudest cheerleaders.
I hope my family and friends will join me in walking at the Elmwood Park Zoo on June 4th, or will consider a small gift to ensure that children receive the exceptional services, care, resources and equipment they need to overcome their challenges and find the adaptations that let them live a more independent life.
$5 makes a difference. $1 makes a difference. Together all of my friends could provide a new adaptable seat for a child with complex physical disabilities to sit, stand and be included in group activities.
Help me support Easterseals' work; to help people with disabilities, caregivers and their families live full, independent lives and reach their goal. Help Easterseals provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities have equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play.
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