Joshua Sloan and his family share their story and their experiences with Easter Seals Services for Timmy’s Christmas Telethon, a fundraiser for the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities and Easter Seals Services in BC and the Yukon.
My name is Patrick Flewelling, I am 14 years old, and this summer I attended Camp Tidnish. I am in Grade 9 at Madeline Symonds Middle School. I love going to school and being with my friends and teachers. My favourite subjects are Gym, Math, and Healthy Living.
My hobbies are golfing, baseball, piano, horseback riding, playing board games, and swimming. I like to play video games and mini-sticks with my brothers. I am a huge hockey fan. My favourite teams are the Montreal Canadiens and the Halifax Mooseheads. I like to travel with my family on our vacations, and I also like to visit my grandparents in New Brunswick.
This summer I went to Camp Tidnish for the very first time. I really enjoyed spending time with the counsellors, the campfires, boat and hayrides, and the food – yummy Shepherd’s pie, my favourite! I loved Camp Tidnish and want to go back again next year!
Easter Seals Nova Scotia, based out of Halifax, advocates for a barrier-free Nova Scotia and delivers top-quality programs promoting mobility, inclusion and independence for Nova Scotians with disabilities. These are the inspirational stories of Sonya Demone, Suzanne Hire, the Gagne family and Van and Colin Bernard.
Easter Seals Manitoba Ambassador, Spencer Lambert, is a very active thirteen-year-old, who participates in a variety of sports including wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and sledge hockey. Spencer, who was born with Spina Bifida, recently participated in the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. and he took the time to talk to The Herald about himself, his sport and his Games experience.