Good Morning Everyone,
This post holds a very special place in my heart and I hope you will all join me in helping a Dr. Camilla Hancock-Friesen that works in my home town who is trying to raise money for Bridgeway Academy. This is a special school that teaches children who have special learning abilities, ADHD and behavioral problems. They provide special size classrooms so that the kids get that one on one attention they so badly need.
My oldest son has ADHD/ODD (Attention Deficet Hyperactive Disorder & Oppositional Defiant Disorder), my youngest is borderline ADHD and my boyfriend has ADHD as well and I have OCD. When my oldest was younger I fought for years to try and get him into this school, the cost is $15,000.000 per year, I just didn't have the money, I fought the public school system to help him have a decent education that he has a right to that every "normal" child has a right to, but, because the public system does not recognize it as a "Real" mental disorder he had such a rough time in school. He didn't graduate but is now 20 and doing well, he works full time for 2 jobs and has lots of friends now, my youngest is in grade 11 and doing ok. My boyfriend struggles everyday as we are still trying to find the right medicine for him, but he is doing ok otherwise.
I am doing this post to help with this fundraiser not only because it's so close to home for me, but, because I think it should be talked about more, and made aware of that this is not a case of having a hard to manage child/adult, it's a REAL Mental Disorder and the more people accept that the more we can find out more about it and help those who have it. I have 2 links for you to follow, one is the Academy's website if you want to learn more about the school http://www.bridgeway-academy.com/, and the other is a link to a video on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLiToxgeH6E
If you are able to vote and donate even something small that would be a huge help for this amazing school that so many children need and can't afford.
Thank you everyone for your time and listening to me. :)