March of Dimes Canada ~ Meet Malic, Our Superhero! #WATWB

The “We Are The World Blogfest” #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 bloggers will share their stories led by five co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Michelle Wallace, Peter Nena, Emerald Barnes, Andrea Michaels and Shilpa GargTo learn more about #WATWB or to join us click here!

 

For those familiar with Professor Owl’s Book Corner, you are no doubt aware we are all about celebrating heroes. Meet Malic, this month’s POBC hero:

Malic ~ Superhero

As told by William Shatner

Malic was born in Dubai and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant when his parents noticed he wasn’t meeting important developmental milestones. They immediately found physiotherapy for him, and continued to maintain a similar structure for him at home, reinforcing what he was learning in his therapy sessions. Though steady, his progress was slow.

Malic at the museum!
Malic’s parents had heard of Conductive Education® (CE), but it wasn’t offered in Dubai. After the family moved back to Canada, they signed Malic up for March of Dimes Canada’s Conductive Education Summer Camp where they learned that the sky was the limit for this bright and engaging young boy!
After their first assessment, the family walked away feeling hope and excitement! The great staff at March of Dimes Canada knows that it is important not only for Malic to believe that he can do anything and everything he wants to do, but that his family believes it too! Malic is continually given challenges that are outside his comfort zone, and he rises to the occasion every time! He is always quick to say “I can do it myself…”

Those are words they LOVE to hear at March of Dimes Canada. Those words are why they do what they do.

Malic’s accomplishments are all 100% his own. He loves to dance, listen to music and play video games just like any other boy. He loves superheroes, but to me, Malic is the superhero! The love, compassion and determination he shows every day of his life exemplifies the March of Dimes spirit.
People like Malic are why I support March of Dimes Canada. I hope Malic’s story will inspire you as it has inspired me.

I am also pleased to remind you that March of Dimes Canada has been accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program for excellence in financial accountability and transparency, fundraising and governance. Learn more about their Conductive Education® Program by visiting the following link: http://bit.ly/ModcCEP
For more information on the March of Dimes and their programs ~ Please contact them below.
http://www.marchofdimes.ca
March of Dimes Canada Head Office
10 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4H 1A4
Tel: 416-425-3463
Toll-free: 1-800-263-3463
Fax: 416-425-1920

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11 thoughts on “March of Dimes Canada ~ Meet Malic, Our Superhero! #WATWB

    1. Thank you Lynn, William Shatner is one of the main spokesmen for the March of Dimes, and Malic looks so determined ~ I love sharing stories of young people who will not let their illness or disability stop them from having a full life.

  1. hilarymb

    Hiya … what a wonderful story … children do show us – that we can do things, or we can strive on to do things. Malic has a wonderful smile – I bet he lights everyone’s days up … and will give back so much later in life. Delightful … cheers Hilary

    1. Thank you Hilary for your kind words, I love sharing stories of young people who will not let their illness or disability stop them from having a full life…
      Warm regards Sylvia

  2. What an important point made that the family has to believe that the patient can improve. Positive reinforcement at home is as important as reinforcement at therapy. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.

  3. March of Dimes – respect to them. Thank you so much for this wonderfully inspiring story. This little boy Malic is clearly not defined by his disabilities. Thanks Prof Owl for this wonderful story!

  4. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story with us. Malic is indeed a superhero. His ‘never say no’ attitude will take him far for sure. March of Dimes Canada is doing a great job in helping children like him achieve their heart’s desire.

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