Lucy Meyer's Fundraiser:

LUCY MEYER UNICEF AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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BENEFITING: U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Lucy Meyer

THE STORY:

UNICEF + SPECIAL OLYMPICS + ME (LUCY!!)

My name is Lucy Meyer and I am US Fund for UNICEF’s Spokesperson for Children with Disabilities, a Special Olympics athlete and a Global Messenger for the 2015 Los Angeles Special Olympics Summer World Games.  

For the past three years, I have worked very closely with UNICEF and Special Olympics to help people with disablities all over the world.  My dream is coming true!  I am so excited to be the first Official Spokesperson of the Special Olympics-U.S. Fund for UNICEF Partnership!!! Please see the press release here.  This is just awesome to me and I really want to raise a lot of money to support this powerful Partnership that will make the world a better place for people with disabilities.  

More about me:

I have cerebral palsy because I didn't receive oxygen for five minutes at birth.  When I was just a few days old my organs were failing and I was on life support. It was a mess and very scary for my parents.  At that time, the doctors said that I would most likely never sit up or swallow.

I am now 16-years-old. My cerebral palsy affects my eyes and speech a little.  My right hand doesn't work as well as my left one, and my right heel won't touch the ground. School subjects are a little tougher for me than some kids and sometimes my eyes don’t work as well as I would like when I am reading or trying to catch a ball.

BUT . . .With a little help I love to play tennis and soccer.  I love to skateboard, bike, surf, run, jump with my friends on the trampoline . . .but my favorite sport is swimming. 

Acceptance and Inclusion of Everyone is REALLY important!

I just graduated middle school.  My school already does what UNICEF and Special Olympics are doing by making it a priority to accept and include kids with disabilities.  Some of my classes are for special needs kids, but I do have classes with everyone as well.  My school friends help me in class and make sure that I am okay.  When I walk down the hallways, everyone says “hi Lucy!” I can tell that the students like me and that makes me feel very special! I feel like a student and that I belong at my school! I want all kids with disabilities around the world to have that same special feeling of being accepted and included and knowing that they belong in this world just as much as kids without disabilities.

It bugs me when I hear someone say—“oh, she is disabled.”  It is true that I cannot do certain things as well as other kids---but I think that’s true about all of us.  I bet no one here can shoot a basket as well as Kobe Bryant---even Kobe can’t shoot like Kobe Bryant anymore!

Some kids are a wiz at math but not so great at art.  Each of us is a combination of stuff that we are good at and other things that we probably need a little help at.  When people meet me, I want them to say “I met Lucy,” not that “I met a disabled girl named Lucy.”  Once they know me, I hope they say “Lucy loves going to school; likes to hang out with her friends and listen to music; loves sports, especially swimming; spending time with her family, and also loves working to help kids with disabilities around the world get some of the same opportunities that she has.”

Special Olympics is VERY Special to me!

I have been competing for three years in Special Olympics swimming and have won five gold medals!  That means so much to me.  I had never really competed before or been a part of a competitive team.  It was so exciting for me to compete and I want other kids to have the same experience.  Special Olympics has really changed my life.  Most people with disabilities never get the chance to compete or have the feeling of being a part of a team.  Special Olympics gives them those opportunities for the first time. 

I just love doing all of this and I can't thank you enough for all of your support!

What I want more than anything is for all kids around the world with disabilities to be included and for their parents to not be ashamed of them—every kid should feel special—it feels sooo good! 

PLEASE join me helping Special Olympics & the US Fund for UNICEF make a better world for kids with disabilities.

Thank you!

Love,
Lucy

P.S. If you would like to contribute either use the donation button above or you can donate by check and mail to UNICEF at 10351 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 402, L.A., CA 90025—just write “Lucy Meyer” in the memo.

This website page doesn't let me upload videos or high quality pictures--so now I have a Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/LucyMeyerUnicef

or you may follow me on Twitter or Instagram at "LucyMeyerUNICEF"
 

 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,397

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andy, Emily and Eleanor Meyer

     

  • Bev Lowe and John Riley

     

  • Roxanne and Rocco Martino

     

  • Steven Meyer and Claudia Bugh

     

  • Gretchen and Rick Gold

     

  • Alice & Jacob Freedman

     

  • Kami Turrou

     

  • MaryLou Millhauser

     

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9% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

MaryLou Millhauser

MaryLou Millhauser

Keep up the important work and enjoy 4 days ago

Kami Turrou

Kami Turrou

1 month ago

Alice & Jacob Freedman

Alice & Jacob Freedman

2 months ago

Gretchen and Rick Gold

Gretchen and Rick Gold

Go Lucy! 3 months ago

Steven Meyer and Claudia Bugh

Steven Meyer and Claudia Bugh

4 months ago

Roxanne and Rocco Martino

Roxanne and Rocco Martino

4 months ago

Bev Lowe and John Riley

Bev Lowe and John Riley

In celebration of Jamie's first "50"!! 4 months ago

Andy, Emily and Eleanor Meyer

Andy, Emily and Eleanor Meyer

4 months ago