Devon is one of the children in our community in need of a wheelchair van conversion! A note from Devon’s Mom: Its been 4 years since Devon has owned his first wheelchair. During this time we’ve purchased a van but haven’t yet had the funds to convert it to being wheelchair accessible. Although we have purchased a
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Jaida Cumberland Memorial Grant 2017
This year’s recipient of the Jaida Cumberland Memorial Grant is Candice Fairbrother. Candice is currently enrolled in the Developmental Services Worker Program at Georgian College in Barrie. The love that Candice has for supporting people with special needs is incredibly evident!! It was such a pleasure to meet her. Our community is lucky to have
Emily says Thank You for your Generosity!
Emily is 15 and a half years old and has a rare genetic disorder called complex hereditary spastic paraplegia. This affects how Emily’s brain sends messages through her nerves resulting in her having very limited function and feeling to her limbs. Emily has used a power wheelchair since she was 4 years old. The wheelchair
Wheelchair Van Conversion Campaign Update
Our quest to get kids in wheelchairs moving in our community is off to a great start!! We have raised $11,285 to date thanks to our generous individual and corporate donors. We have a long way to go to reach our $100,000 goal, but with the help of our amazing community we are confident that
Converted Wheelchair Van Changes Lives
A little boy from our community, whose name is Arran, recently got a wheelchair van after months of being stranded in car seats and a manual wheelchair whenever he was away from home. His mom Andrea shared her thoughts with us about the incredible impact it has had on their lives. She wrote in part,
Birthday Bash raises funds for Wheelchair Van Conversion Campaign
On January 21, 2017, Lara Proctor celebrated her Birthday with friends and family at a local tavern. Lara’s birthday wish was to raise funds for Jaida’s Challenge. She requested that her guests participate in a 50/50 draw in lieu of gifts. With the help of her generous attendees Lara raised $840 for our campaign! What
What a difference a wheelchair van makes to a child!!
It sure did for Jaida!! The purchase of a wheelchair van for Jaida changed her life. She was able to get out in her community to experience the joy of freedom and independence. For the first time she was able to move around the local recreation centres, grocery stores, parks and more, allowing her to
Three Stooges 6th Annual Golf Tournament
This year’s golf tournament was an incredible success. Thanks to our sponsors, prize donors and attendees we raised $11,400 for Jaida’s Challenge!! We would like to give a special shout out to James Mackle, Roger Martin and Gary Witiuk, our beloved Three Stooges, for hosting this fabulous event. Thank you to the owners and staff