Because of you we have
Because of you, we have some amazing stories to tell about our
children, youth, adults and their families and how they’ve championed.
“Camp helped me gain confidence and become more comfortable and open about my disability.” We hear this often from Easter Seals campers. We hear that campers became more independent, learned new skills, and celebrated their abilities. For Heather it meant feeling prepared to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, it meant being confident and open to new opportunities for growth and experience, and it led her to a career she is passionate about.
Weighing only two pounds, ten ounces, Marco was born three months premature in 1985. He was soon diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and began his early childhood defined by his wheelchair. Then Marco attended Easter Seals Camp. Little did Marco know when he was greeted at Easter Seals Camp his experience here would set the path for his future.
“When I think of camp, I think of a place where no matter what your physical appearance is – whether you are a first-time camper or have been going for numerous years or whether you have a minor disorder or have a disorder that makes it so you can’t control any of your body movements – the counselors, coordinators and the rest of the camp staff will do anything possible to make your week at camp enjoyable.
“I want to share with you my personal experience at Easter Seals House and how we came to stay. My […]
In 1997, Paul attended his first year at Easter Seals camp. He was six years old and eager to meet […]
Charlotte has a medical condition that requires her to lay horizontally at all times. But that doesn’t stop Easter Seals […]
10 year old Mia has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and when she was accepted into a specialized inpatient program at […]
“Our son Nathan is in a wheelchair and is pretty much dependent on others for his care. The first year […]
At the age of two, Dayton was diagnosed with Leukemia and spent three years coming to stay at Easter Seals […]
“Hi my name is Grace! I am 13 years old and I’m from Fernie, BC. I have a rare condition […]
More than 1,000 km from home and away from her older brothers, 5 and a half month old Emma lays […]
“In the winter of 2012, I started to get aches in my stomach. I was tired all the time and […]