Thursday, June 14, 2012

Celebrating Young Carers

Over the next week there will events across Niagara and Haldimand County supporting and celebrating Young Carers and their families.  These events will shine a spotlight on Young Carers and raise awareness of the issues and the need for us to support and recognize youth for their contributions.  These events have been arranged through the Powerhouse Project Young Carers Initiative.

I know that having MS impacts not only me but my whole family.  In our area we have started up programs to provide life skills, support and recreational opportunities to children who live in families facing chronic illness, disability, addiction, and language barriers.  These programs have offered my kids an opportunity to meet people in similar situations and have fun.

Do you have Youth Caregiver/ Young Carers programs in your area?  What do you love about the programs?  What would you like to see happen in them?  I'd love to hear about what is happening in your neck of the woods!

Niagara Events
Flag Raising at St.Catharines City Hall with Mayor Brian McMullan
Monday June 18th @ 9:30 am

Information Booth at the St.Catharines Central Library
Wednesday June 20th @ 1:00 – 4:00pm

Powerhouse Project Documentary Debut at the St.Catharines Central Library
Wendesday June 20th @ 6:30-7:30pm

Carer’s Week Celebration at Queenston Heights Memorial Park in Niagara Falls
Friday June 22nd @ 5:00 – 7:30pm
Haldimand County and Norfolk
Meet and Greet BBQ
 Monday June 18th @ 5:00 – 8:00pm

Powerhouse Project 101 Presentation to the Community at the Haldimand Abilities Centre
Wednesday June 20th @ 11:00am – 12:00

Hagersville Scavenger Hunt
Friday June 22nd @ 5:00 – 9:00pm

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Support the Multiple Sclerosis Kidz Klub

Please support my friend in her mission to help out children who care for a parent with Multiple Sclerosis.
Here is her story:

‎13 years ago I was diagnosed with ms, It changed my life forever. I lost alot of things during my struggle. I could no longer teach, marriage, friends, but most important was my kids lost there childhood. They had to take care of me during these times when I lost use of my legs, when I went blind, loss of my hands. 
I Now have a chance to help other kids regain some of there childhood for a short time and after contest. I am by far the best makeover, but it goes according to votes. So I am asking you to go to the link below and vote. Each e-mail can be entered 5 times a day. I am hoping to win the $2500.00 for the MS kids summer camp.
Help me by helping them forget there worries and be kids for the summer.
Kim and please pass the word

Here is a link that will allow you to vote for her.  People are permitted 5 votes per day.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou