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Patrick
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Big news at Top of the Rock …
Big news at Top of the Rock Wildlife Sanctuary in mid-September. Two new tigers, needing a lifetime home, were brought in.
Here's an October friend vote. ^5
3 years ago
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ST STEPHEN ECD & PRESCHOOL INC
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What you do sounds amazing-h…
What you do sounds amazing-here's a vote for you. And don't forget to check out our project :)
St. Stephen Allergy Free Preschool
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Charles
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Hi LeAnne! Sorry it's so lat…
Hi LeAnne! Sorry it's so late, but here's an August vote for you! Best of luck! Dave :-)
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Elise Marie
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Here is my July vote for you…
Here is my July vote for you LeAnne :) Thank you very much for taking part of my fundraiser for The Trevor Project. It means very much to me <3

Cheers,
Elise Marie
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Diane
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You are amazing, LeAnne. Her…
You are amazing, LeAnne. Here is a June vote for all of your great work!
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Sandra
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Hi Leanne, What an amazing …
Hi Leanne, What an amazing video. My nephew has autism. He is almost 30 years old now and had very few advocates growing up that really understand how unique he was and is. I'm so glad you're out there working on such special programs as the Sensory Breaks - I could you one myself now and then! June Vote for you and your passion. Have a great month. Sandra
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Herma
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Hi LeAnne, Sending a ‘…
Hi LeAnne,
Sending a ‘Dutch’ June vote your way!
Great projects!
Herma - "The Team for the Foundation for Antarctic Research"
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Jeff
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WoW Leanne, cudos! Here is a…
WoW Leanne, cudos! Here is a June vote. Just finished the Law Enforcement Torch Run here in Virginia. Our kids and I worked with the athletes and had a fabulous time. Best Wishes!
3 years ago
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Elise Marie
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Greetings from Norway, how a…
Greetings from Norway, how are you doing? I was wondering if you want to become a teammember for my 3 other personal fundraisers here at Crowdrise?! I truly hope so. Thank you so very much for being a teammember on my fundraiser for The Trevor Project, that means so very much to me! :)

American Red Cross Tornado Relief: www.crowdrise.com/tornado

Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund: http://www.crowdrise.com/JapanEarthquakeTsunamiChildren/fundraiser/elisemariemyrvangeik#top

Japan - World Vets Disaster Relief for Animals: http://www.crowdrise.com/RescuemissionfortheanimalsinJa/fundraiser/elisemariemyrvangeik

Please also ask everyone you know to please become a teammember and to donate to these projects. It would really make my day if you did.

You have my May vote for sure!

Many hugs,
Elise Marie
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Elise Marie
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Here is my April vote for yo…
Here is my April vote for you.

"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." -John Wooden
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LeAnne Cantrell
New Orleans, LA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jun 09, 2010
Stuff About Me:
Me? I think school kids of ALL abilities ought to have playgrounds they can actually PLAY on & benefit from! My son has autism and ADHD, but the recess playground is too STIMULATING for special kids to use, let alone even ENTER with a wheelchair. My buddies and I designed and donated a $135,000 special needs playground to his school in 2009. AND WE ARE DOIN' IT AGAIN here in the metro New Orleans area.

Since my little boy has autism, I know first hand how some children's senses have their volume knob cranked up way too high. Exercise of a certain type - motor sensory stuff - is shown to help kids like my son & others. So with the help of friends, I designed, donated, and installed what we calll a "KidSense" yard at his school. It has been SOOOO successful, that we're doing it again for two more Louisiana schools.

The KidSense yard is meticulously designed as a "motor sensory" playground...the kind of therapy that's been used by Special Educators for over 30 years. The difference is, we duplicated the premise of a school's Sensory Room, but by placing it outside, we could bring in huge climbing opportunities, fast & bumpy slides, and spaaaaaace to run!

With the sky for a ceiling and the wind for their walls, kids with Autism, ADHD, or Special Needs have room to work out their over-stimulation. Studies out of Temple University indicate that 95% of kids with ADHD and 91% of those with Autism have BETTER CONCENTRATION after regular sensory breaks.

That's why our playgrounds go to PUBLIC SCHOOLS...we want to give all kids a sharper EDGE toward education. Better yet, we are wheelchair accessible, feature secret Braille messages all over the place, and are large enough so the WHOLE CLASS comes out with the kids who actually need the break. Yup! Its called REVERSE INCLUSION...typical kids and special kids play alongside each other.

Check it out at http://www.KidSenseLA.com. And THANK YOU for just reading...if you have a child with autism, get him or her MOVING. It helps!

LeAnne
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LeAnne Cantrell's Fundraisers

KidSense:Special Needs Playground

KidSense:Special Needs Playg…

Amount Raised:

$62,480

 

46% Raised of $135,000 Goal

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project

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