Friday, January 15, 2010

Support Children with Special Needs in Haiti

The Cotting School here in Massachusetts, one of the oldest private schools for children with disabilities, asks for your support of their sister school, Wings of Hope, based in Port au Prince, Haiti. While their school building was severely damaged, fortunately all the students and staff are alive.

Before the earthquake at Wings of Hope, there was no running water and only 2 hours of electricity per day. And this is considered the finest program in Haiti for children with special needs! In addition, all of the children were abandoned and live at Wings of Hope their entire lives. All without government support.

Your donation is vital to helping them rebuild. You can help make Wings of Hope even stronger by donating on-line to (a 501c3 organization). All the funds go to support the rebuilding effort. If you would rather send a check, please make it payable to: Hearts with Haiti and mail it to 11503 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246. Please enclose a note saying the money is for the Wings of Hope school. Thanks for your support.

For more info and updates about the Wings of Hope School, see

Cones for Kids with Special Needs

Here's a chance to do two great things with your kids: donate to a good cause, and gobble up some ice cream. Friendly's restaurants have started their annual Cones for Kids campaign to benefit Easter Seals camps for children with disabilities. Make a dollar donation now through February 13, and in addition to helping kids have a fun camp experience, you'll get five Valentine cards good for free ice cream cones, plus a $5 off coupon toward a purchase of $25 or more. It's not cheating on your diet if it's for a good cause, right?

More info from Easter Seals and Friendly's

REPOSTED FROM Terri Mauro, Parenting Special Needs

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Short Poem

This is a short poem about chance, hope, reality and love.

A Different Kind of Lottery

one in a million
a different kind of lottery

grand prize
million dollar smile
exquisite soul
body under construction

pure luck, pure love
our blood, our love

light as a feather
big arms around
this eternal treasure

million dollar smile
winners forever

A guest post by Pete Sargent, my husband and dad to Graham who has cerebral palsy. Thank you. Still rivers run deep.