Princess Diana greets members of the public before opening
the Foundation for Conductive Education for the disabled in
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cktimes.caUnited Jeep Owners make big dent in cerebral palsy
Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Members of the Chatham United Jeep Owners. (From left) Ron Turchet, Ryland McIntyre, Mike Cowley, cheque recipient Rick Devolder, Mykala McIntyre, Club President George McFadden, Brian Marchand and Steve Warne.
The Chatham United Jeep Owners made a big difference in the lives of children suffering from cerebral palsy last week when they met at the Frog & Fiddle and presented Rick Devolder, a trustee with the Southwest Ontario Optimist Conductive Education Trust Fund, with a cheque for over $4,000 Rick has kindly provided an overview of where the money is going. Conductive Education has a reported seventy percent success rate for children with cerebral palsy to learn how to walk, not to mention learning how to hold their heads up, how to sit up, how to feed themselves or becoming toilet trained. The three week program can dramatically improve their motor skills and self esteem, developing self-initiative, problem solving and encouraging greater independence. The program is growing in alarming popularity throughout southwestern Ontario.We are now operating programs in Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton and St. Thomas, with plans to expand into Windsor this year. Through the integrity and honesty of our board of trustees, the dedication and compassion of the conductors, the love from the children's parents, the enduring hard work from the children and the generous support from all of the compassionate corporations, businesses , service clubs and good hearted people funding this worthy cause, we're confident our quest to help the thousands of children in Canada with Cerebral Palsy will continue for years to come.
© 2002-2004 John Gardiner