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Mar 26

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For the past 8 years I have been fundraising for Easter Seals Ontario.  Easter Seals Ontario is Helping Kids with Physical Disabilities Succeed.  I participate in their annual Upper Canada Mall Easter Seals 10k Run which takes place the last Sunday in May every year.  It can cost an extra $40,000 a year to raise a child with a physical disability due to having to purchase expensive equipment, special therapy sessions and so they can send them to a wonderful camp just for them.

When I was a young girl, I worked at a summer camp as a leader-in-training and ended up spending a lot of time with a child confined to a wheelchair. I immediately wanted to help Rachael fit in with the other able-bodied children. I helped her to participate in everything everyone else was working on and not to feel left out.

Later, when I was in public school, I met a boy who was also confined to a wheelchair. Stanley was part of the special education class, and every recess and lunch hour we would play together.

8 years ago I saw the brochure for the run being put on by Easter Seals Ontario, an organization that aims to create a better life for children and youth with physical disabilities. I was immediately hooked.

Now it is my healthy addiction to raise as much money for this wonderful organization as possible. As of last year, I raised $20,000 and I’m hoping to raise another $6,000 this year.

To find out all the ways you can help, please visit www.judybrunton.ca

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