Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie
Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie

Easter Seals Telethon

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Shaw Channel 10

 

 

 

“As a mother of a child with physical disabilities I have seen and experienced firsthand the generosity of the community and the assistance of Easter Seals,” shared Easter Seals Telethon Co-Chair Jane Martynuck, “They say it takes a village to raise a child. No truer words are said when it comes to raising a child with physical disabilities.”

“Easter Seal families are faced with huge financial costs year after year as their children grow. A wheelchair alone can cost $32,000 to purchase,” points out Lori Amendola, Telethon Co-Chair, “ As their child grows such items as wheelchairs and other mobility equipment, communication devices, house ramps and bathing equipment all need to be purchased and upgraded. This is a huge financial burden for a family to face.”

“Augumentive communication devices can cost $10,000,” Martynuck added, “Your donation can give a child a voice so that they can express their wants and needs or simply say Mom or Dad.”

Easter Seals also owns and operates two summer camps. “At these fully accessible camps children have the opportunity to be like any other child,” shared Martynuck, whose son has been a camper for the last five years, “They are given the chance to go sailing, paddle in a canoe, sit around bon fires or catch their first fish.”

Please take the time to support children with physical disabilities in our community so that they can become unstoppABLE!

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