Thursday, October 13, 2011

With a little help from the community

It takes baby steps to get the word out. But it works. Whenever we get frustrated that the public, media don't care about opportunities for children with Cerebral Palsy like they should, spreading the message of Conductive Education like wildfire, a student, a friend or a person I recently met comes up and says that because they met me, because they heard about it they want to do something to help. That they never heard of cared about Peto and rehabilitation before, never stoped to think if it's mental or physical but now they do. It makes me feel like I'm doing something right. To have people feel passionate about a cause they never knew existed, isn't it a great accomplishment? Because it's as simple as helping the children that need our help. How can it not speak to people once we set aside all the complicated terminology, divisions and definitions. A good friend of mine decided to have a community yard sale for our school  in her neighborhood. Sure, it's not going to be a sale of the century, but it's important to her. And it's important to us because of her dedication. It will not get us millions of dollars but it's inspiring to want to do something good, to work hard towards something good. She doesn't have children with disability she has no deeply rooted reason to want to do this. But she is very driven and compassionate and she's a friend. She's making her own flyers and posters to the best of her abilities and hopefully others will become inspired as well. Because when you read up on it it is a very moving cause. And we need more awareness. And that has kind of been the point all along. To have the community come out and support this small Gainesville school for kids with Cerebral Palsy.

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