I don’t know if I’ve said it lately, but Maura’s school here is awesome. It’s part of a system – St. Michael’s House – that helps people with disabilities. From schools to social groups, doctors and respite care, the system is great.
Maura’s school is what’s known here as a special school – you know, for special kids. Her school is for children with moderate to severe disabilities. They do some academics, but also focus a lot on life skills – from dressing and toilet training, to how to ride the bus, to cooking. Miriam loves it when Maura has a cooking day, because they always send enough of the baked goods home for Maura to share!
The people who work at the school are the loveliest group you could ever meet. And there’s a lot of them – from the principal to the bus drivers and aides. Even the cleaning staff make sure we have tea and biscuits for meetings. Maura loves her school and we can’t say enough good things about them.
Like everywhere, times are tough, money is tight. Maura’s school is managing, but with more money, they could do even more for our kids.
They have several fundraisers, but one of the big ones is the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon Fundraiser. Somehow I ended up heading that fundraiser. And I thought “Well, if I’m going to head it, I might as well do the marathon.”
Let me be honest – I’m not running. NO RUN. But I can walk it. It’s part of why I’m going to the gym, to get into some shape before this marathon.
So yeah, I just signed up to do a 10K walk for charity. Because I love my daughter and love her school.
Who wants to give me money for that? Which will all go to Maura’s school?
And if you donate, you get to be all cool and European-Uniony and pay in Euros! Oooo…euros….(don’t worry, you can donate in good old American dollars, it’ll convert)…not to mention, Josh worked very hard to get this Paypal donate button to work.