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EASTER SEALS ALABAMA INC's Fundraiser:

Silver Bullets

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BENEFITING: EASTER SEALS ALABAMA INC

EVENT DATE: Oct 15, 2016

THE STORY:

The Silver Bullets. It's the perfect and most fitting title for my team that walks in honor of my mother, Debbie. My mother has Cerebral Palsy, and lives in a wheelchair full-time. She has fought every barrier put before her, starting at her birth when the doctors told my grandparents not to get too attached. She doesn't not take the word "no" or "can't" very well, and doesn't accept faulty excuses. This often clashed with my teenage efforts to rebel. She is a strong woman, not only physically, but also mentally, who raised myself and my younger brother on her own. She was a school teacher in Prattville for over 20 years and often worked with some of the most "at-risk" children. She gained the name the "Silver Bullet" while teaching, because she was always rolling all over the school at top speed in her silver chair. The school she taught at used to tease her and say they were going to put up speed bumps in the hall to slow her down! When I was little, we would go somewhere, and people would often look; sometimes stare. My mom was just my mom so I had a hard time understanding the stares and din't know how to handle it when people would point. My mother taught me to accept the stares and points as a positive thing. What?!? "They are learning something right now", she would say. She always took the time to answer a child's question at the grocery store when they would walk up to her and try and touch her chair. The first day of school every year, she would always start off with a Q and A session with her new class. She saw herself as a vessel to educate others. She taught me to teach others about acceptance as well. I now work at Easter Seals Central Alabama, which is where my mother would come to receive physical therapy when she was a very young girl. I knew it was the perfect position for me because, as I said in my interview, I have been trying to get people to understand and accept those with a disability since I learned to talk. I can remember answering questions at pre-school about why my mom had wheels. I still answer questions from people today...and are GLAD to do so. Educate and advocate for acceptance. Yes, Walk-n-Roll is an event I organize for Easter Seals, but I do it with love and truly to honor my mother. Please consider a donation to my team, the Silver Bullets, in honor of a woman who has taught so many, so much. Easter Seals helps thousands in our area living with a disability and makes a tramendous impact in their lives.  We can do more.  Aside from your donation, I also welcome you to come walk on October 10th at 9 a.m. Click on the 'event' link above to learn more. Thank you! Varina

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$490

MONEY RAISED
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  • John Peden

    $20

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  • shabnam neupane

    $20

  • Kathy King

    $25

  • Pamela Whitson

    $25

  • Laura Parker

    $100

  • Susan Kennedy

    $200

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49% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $490 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Susan Kennedy

Susan Kennedy

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Laura Parker

Laura Parker

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Pamela Whitson

Pamela Whitson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kathy King

Kathy King

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

shabnam neupane

shabnam neupane

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

John Peden

John Peden

DONATION: $20

She was my favorite teacher growing up! 3 years ago