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.
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 …