Variety Village’s Hero Madi Ambos’s Story #WATWB

Hello, this is my first official “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB) post ~~ “Welcome!”

The #WATWB was created as a mission to negate the overwhelming negativity that has been present in our social media streams. For every negative news story in the world, there are plenty of positive, uplifting stories that show hope, compassion and the resiliency of everyday people who face insurmountable challenges. Our hope is to share heartwarming stories that lift the human spirit. The last Friday of every month the #WATWB  bloggers will share these stories. Each month we’ll have five co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are  Lynn Hallbrooks, Simon Falk, Belinda Witzenhausen, Damyanti Biswas and myself. 

I am very excited to be part of this group and share with others my main passion in life. Over the past ten years, my partner and I have published an online newsletter for and about children with disabilities.  A long- time dream of mine has been to celebrate the resiliency of these children and what happens when they have the tools and knowledge to achieve their dreams. Over the years Variety Village Toronto has shared with us the stories and journeys of some of their heroes. Those who have achieved their dreams through the tools and support they received as soon as they walked through Variety Village’s door and met their dedicated staff.

Variety Village is a world-renowned leader when it comes to education about inclusion, awareness, advocacy, accessibility and the integration of children and adults with disabilities within their communities.

Variety has supported thousands of individuals who we like to call heroes on their journey by making their communities, programs and services more inclusive places to live, work and play.

I recently shared a post on another blog that talks about one of these amazing heroes. Please read the story of Madi, one of Variety Villages special heroes.

 

Madi’s Store ~ as told by her mother Katherine Ambos

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I’m grateful we have a place like Variety Village. Our children are accepted, safe, comfortable, and included at their “second home.”  Madison and all the kids’ like her need your support. Variety …
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15 thoughts on “Variety Village’s Hero Madi Ambos’s Story #WATWB

    1. Thank you Susan for those kind words. ~ Professor Owl’s Book Corner has shared over ten years the wonderful stores of other heroes and the wonderful staff at Variety Villages. What some of these children have achieved is quite remarkable.

  1. hilarymb

    Hi Sylvia – I too went over to meet Kathrine and Madi … such an inspiring story – from so many angles … it’s great there’s such wonderful places and people out there to help those in need … thank you – a lovely story for WATWB … and good to meet you – cheers Hilary

    1. I am pleased to meet you too Hilary. ~ Professor Owl’s Book Corner has shared for over ten years the wonderful stores of other heroes and the wonderful staff at Variety Villages. What some of these children have achieved is quite remarkable as you no doubt know. .

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I just love to give a shout-out for Variety Village when ever we can~ ~ Professor Owl’s Book Corner have shared over ten years the wonderful stores of other heroes and the wonderful staff at Variety Villages. What some of these children have achieved is quite remarkable.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, ~ Professor Owl’s Book Corner has shared over ten years the wonderful stores of other heroes and the wonderful staff at Variety Villages. What some of these children have achieved is quite remarkable.

    1. Thank you Deborah for your kind words. ~ Professor Owl’s Book Corner has shared over ten years the wonderful stores of other heroes and the wonderful staff at Variety Villages. What some of these children have achieved is quite remarkable.

  2. You and your partner are doing a great service by writing about the success stories, People who have no dealings with children of special needs are often grossly ignorant of their potentials and the possibilities of their successes. Variety Village sounds like an amazing place. Thank God for places like that. They’re a world removed from some of my experiences with how special needs children were treated in past years.

    Thank you for the uplifting post. By sheer coincidence, I wrote about autistic children on my blog today.

    1. Thank you Susan for the kind words. ~ ~ Professor Owl’s Book Corner has shared over ten years the wonderful stores of other heroes and the wonderful staff at Variety Villages. What some of these children have achieved is quite remarkable.
      I would love to read your blog also, will take a look when I have finished replying to these wonderful messages.

  3. Ditto what Susan said, Madi’s a darling. I’ve never heard of any place like this village, yet can understand how valuable and uplifting it is. Thanks for sharing this story.

    1. Thank you Ally for the kind words. ~ Professor Owl’s Book Corner has shared over ten years the wonderful stores of other heroes and the wonderful staff at Variety Villages. What some of these children have achieved is quite remarkable.

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