A few nice words about the Life Without Limits Gala from The Province's Fred Lee. (Second story down)
Over $40,000 was raised to provide support for young people living with cerebral palsy to obtain post secondary education. We heard from past education bursary recipients, celebrated their successes, raised money for future recipients and connected with each other, further strengthening our incredible community.
Pacific Medical Law is proud to continue to support the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC's educational bursaries for young people living with cerebral palsy.
Cindy Frostad, a passionate advocate for children living with disabilities and recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education will be sharing her unique perspective on why education matters. Beautifully said: "How we provide for, how much we support, and how we embrace individual differences in education is integral to the advancement of our society. Each one of us has an opportunity and a choice to ensure this happens." Read her full story at:
We encourage you to attend the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC's Annual fundraising Gala and celebrate the successes of educational bursary recipients and help raise funds to support future students. The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is shining a spotlight on Mohini Tahker, an inspirational young woman with a love of film and creative writing. To read more about Mohini's journey, click here:
In anticipation of the upcoming "Learn Without Limits" Gala, which is focused on supporting young people with CP in achieving their goals for post-secondary education, the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is featuring Nathan Bragg's Academic Journey. To learn more about Nathan's successful university experience, and the opportunities his advanced education has created for him, click here: https://www.bccerebralpalsy.com/2018/02/learn-without-limits-nathan-bragg/
On a rainy spring day in 2013, I was sitting in my office, contemplating a particularly moving conversation I had just had with a parent of a child living with cerebral palsy. As a parent of young children myself, this conversation left me feeling both humbled and inspired by the resilience and determination of this parent who was navigating a difficult road for her child. Every day she rose and fought for what she knew her child needed and deserved. What struck me most was that she fought this battle primarily alone, with little support and few who understood her world or the unique challenges faced by her child. This story was by no means unique - I have sat in the living rooms of countless families of children living with cerebral palsy and heard their accounts of tireless uphill battles with no or little support from the community.
Guest Contributor: Dan Chalcraft