Now that a couple of weeks have passed since I stepped on the dance floor, I have been reminiscing about the entire experience. The more I think about it, the more I am incredibly grateful. Grateful for being given the chance to step outside of my comfort zone of not only dancing but also performing in front of a large live audience. Not to mention, this is after nearly 18 months of not even attending a live event due to COVID.
I continue to grow my sense of gratitude towards being born and living my life with no major accessibility challenges. Having the opportunity to meet children during this time who benefit from the efforts of Easter Seals has been sincerely eye-opening. One can only imagine how hard it would be for anyone with major physical challenges to enjoy all that life has to offer, let alone children. Something that brings a tear to my eye every time I think about it is how difficult it would even be to meet new friends.
While people who experience such challenges do not wish to be felt sorry for, it is our
responsibility to ensure they are included. Everyone deserves the same right to access.
You will forever see me doing anything I can for this organization as it has earned a permanent
place in my heart. Thank you to Andrea Prentice-Peterson of Easter Seals for pushing me
to get involved, to all of the other dancers, my family for supporting me, and last but not least,
the entire team at Artistica Ballroom (especially my dance partner Patrick) for their encouragement and patience to get “twinkle toes” to the dance floor.
I also encourage everyone to take a look at EasterSeals.ca and learn more about how Easter Seals monumentally helps our community. They are creating a more inclusive and kind world for kids with physical disabilities to live in.
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