Entries in Canada (11)


5-Year-Old Boy With Autism Helps Rescue Man

Chase Faulingham from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia was born on the autism spectrum but that clearly does not affect his ability to spot an emergency and the need for help. Chase and his grandfather Thomas Murray were out one day for a walk when Chase had heard a faint cry for help, Chase called out saying "stop" and after a few moments Thomas continued on thinking he heard nothing of importance. Chase called out again saying "No Poppa Jim. Listen. Listen. Help." and listening closely his grandfather finally heard the faint cries for help of a man injured in a snow bank. The two climbed over the snow bank and called for paramedics. Chase is now being recognized for his heoric actions at home and in his community, showing great progress within himself.

 Read more and see the video here from CTV News.


Model With Down Syndrome Walks In New York Fashion Week 

Jamie Brewer a young actress with down syndrome will be walking the runway in this years New York Fashion Week. Designer Carrie Hammer will be putting on the show being titled, "Role Models Not Runway Models". Jamie is recognized as being the first model with down syndome to walk in New York's proclaimed fashion week.

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Read more here from Disablity Scoop!


Marlena Katene's Success 

Born with high-tone cerebral palsy, Marlena Katrene has recently been in the spot light for her great successes interviewing celebrities such as the music group MKTO and comedian Russell Brand. Using a speaking device Marlena has uploaded videos of the interviews to her Youtube channel receiving over 200,000 views! Graduating from Griffith University in Queensland recently as a journalism student, Katene has used her aquired skills to great use as shown in her videos.

Check out her interview video here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KMD7FX29doQ

Read more about this great article here from USA Today


Cerebral Palsy Teen Plans For 250 Mile Bike Journey

14 year old Chris Brandt with cerebral palsy has planned and trained on a 250 mile bike journey in Michigan this week. Given a special attachment that enables him to pedal along with the help of a regular or tandem bike he will be riding along with other kids and adults from his church. "I feel a lot more confident than the days before because I thought I wasn't going to be able to ride a bike, but I can now," Chris had said.

Read more about this great article here from Merced Sun-Star!

Read more here: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2014/06/23/3712659/teen-with-cerebral-palsy-making.html#storylink=cpy

Gandee Brothers Trek 

Hunter Gandee, 14 years old, walked a total of 40 miles with his brother Braden, 7 years old, riding piggy-back. From Temperance Michigan to the University of Michigan in Ann Harbor, hunter made this journey to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy in which his younger brother was born with. Detroit Fox News interviewed Hunter as he told them about how the support of the community helped encourage them every step of the way. 

Read more here from Disability Scoop