Upper Canada Easter Seals Run 5k & 10k Walk and Roll 5k
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Margaret Vanwyck
Amount Raised
$3,250.00
Fundraising Goal $3,000.00

My Message

With your help, I am changing the lives of Easter Seals kids.

Your donation will help kids with physical disabilities become more independent and build their self esteem. $3,500 will help purchase mobility equipment like a van lift or a bath chair, or it will buy 14 fun-filled, summer days at a fully accessible Easter Seals camp.

Thank you for helping kids BE KIDS.

I am running again this year to honour our cousin Ethan and his wonderful family. See his note below:

Hi everyone....... My name is Ethan Fonseca.... I am turning 17 on May 7th, 2019...:) It's that time of year, again..... My wonderful Cousin, Margaret, is running to raise money for Easter Seals, and once again, my family and I are very grateful and proud of her. I am also thankful to be a recipient of Easter Seals funds, this year, so that I can attend Camp Woodeden in the summer, for the fourth time ( days only) !!!!

Here's a little bit about me: My medical condition is Cerebral Palsy. Even though I was born this way, my condition was not diagnosed by Doctors until I was 4½ months old. I communicate with facial expressions. I use a wheelchair to get around because I have very little control over my body. My muscle tone is said to be dystonic (sometimes muscles are tight, sometimes they are relaxed), while my torso is hypotonic (floppy). I have respiratory problems, and I have prominent acid reflux. Since the age of 3, I get my nutrition from drinks put through a G-tube into my stomach. I have night nursing 7 nights a week, and a day nurse with me at school, everyday.

This year I am in my third year of high school- Grade 11. I am really enjoying high school. I am in a "Community to Pathways" program for 2 of my 4 classes, daily, and then I attend regular Grade 11 classes for my other 2 classes. This semester , I am taking Grade 11 English and Grade 11 Media Studies, where I am also involved in creating this school year’s Yearbook. I continue to improve my communication thru daily use of Eyegaze training, which allows me to use my eyes to control a mouse on the computer, and thru an E-Tran board, which allows be to make basic choices. ..:) We are working on getting me to work my Eyegaze so that I can take photographs for the School Yearbook.

Some of the things that I love are: people talking with me, watching TV shows like Stephen Colbert, Rick Mercer, Ellen DeGeneres and my favourite- Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, and Young Sheldon, going for walks, hanging with with my friends/EAs and nurses at school , playing Challenge baseball in the summer, and going for daytrips in the van, with my family. I am not a big fan of loud noises, strong smells or cold and windy weather.

I am looking forward to attending the Easter Seals Camp at Camp Woodeden, again, this summer....:) I really enjoyed my time last summer. I met new friends, and new camp counsellors, and look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones again this year. Aside from many awesome camp experiences, Easter Seals has assisted us with the purchase of a few items in our home, including my bed, my ceiling track, and my shower chair. Thank you, Easter Seals of Ontario., for all that you do! ..:)

A very big thank you to all of you who help raise money for Easter Seals. Also, once again, a HUGE thank you to my Cousin Margaret, for running for me and others, who benefit from the money that she raises.

❤️ Ethan....:)

Event Date
May 26, 2019 8:30 AM
Location Name
Newmarket Riverwalk Commons

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