Peterborough Easter Seals Telethon to be held April 7 at Lansdowne Place – Peterborough

Peterborough Easter Seals Telethon to be held April 7 at Lansdowne Place - Peterborough

Peterborough’s 47th annual Easter Seals Telethon is just around the corner, and the campaign officially kicked off at Lansdowne Place on Thursday morning. For 46 years, volunteers have manned the phones, taking pledges of support for children with physical disabilities. WATCH: Easter Seals drop zone preview on Global News Morning This year’s ambassador is eight-year-old […]

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Alberta non-profit hopes to keep kids with disabilities warm during winter months

Alberta non-profit hopes to keep kids with disabilities warm during winter months

An Edmonton man is hoping that some creativity from his parents will help kids living with disabilities spend more time outdoors. When Zachary Weeks was a child winters took a toll on him. The 30-year-old lives with cerebral palsy and has relied on a wheelchair since the age of four. Spending time outside playing with […]

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Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say a disturbing video showing a Cape Breton teen’s classmate walking over him in a stream demonstrates how the lives of people with disabilities are often devalued. Brett Corbett, who has cerebral palsy, told his mother Terri McEachern that he has forgiven the bullies who apologized to him, but he still feels unsafe returning […]

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SMD program helps child with cerebral palsy walk to his mother, give her a hug – Winnipeg

SMD program helps child with cerebral palsy walk to his mother, give her a hug - Winnipeg

One of the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities 2017/2018 Ambassadors, Caleb McKague, is on the move with help from SMD’s Assistive Technologies Program. When Caleb was born, he suffered a brain injury and severe seizures. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, affecting all four limbs. Caleb’s mother, Cindy McKague, is grateful for everything SMD has done […]

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