A Playground For All !


Two years ago I met one of the most amazing young boys I have ever met – his name is Michael and he lives in Courtice, Ontario. When I met his parents they were looking for a house for their growing family. The lovely 1,000 square foot bungalow was busting at the seems. They indicated they had one very particular request and that was for a barrier free main floor and something that made it easy for the family to move around. It made sense at the time and the search began!


What I didn’t realize was, how impacted I was going to be by this search. After a few days of searching for homes I met Michael and my world was changed! I thought I was looking for home that would accomodate a wheelchair and that couldn’t have been further from the truth. I was now looking for a home that would alllow a wonderful young boy to move freely around his home with his family and enjoy all the same things his sister enjoys. The mobility helps Michael get stronger and improves his health. This Journey affected me in ways I couldn’t even imagine and everytime I have the pleasure of visiting with Michael I am reminded of just how wonderful he is, how big his heart is and what a special family he is part of. 


I am not a great writer and I know that and it is difficult for me to find the words to capture certain feelings and moments but my hope is that you will be as inspired as I am to help!  Check out the You Tube Video link below.



And please lend your support by going to the Aviva Community Fund web site and help by voting for A playground for All.  Voting started a while ago and we would like to make sure this idea is moved along to the next level, your votes will help. 


Thank you for taking the time to read this message  


Michaels parents have put forward their idea for their sons school and need your votes!!!!!


You can vote once per day per email address for 15 days!  Below is the link to the IDEA or search under the Large Ideas for # ACF13874


Thank you so very much !!!

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