A place to show my love for my granddaughter who lives with Cerebral Palsy and my passion for painting. In an effort of raising awareness for C.P. every painting brush stroke I make on raw canvas is a stroke of love, as I discretely paint a green C.P. awareness ribbon in every piece. Can you find them?Do you know someone who would like to have a painting done? email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 26, 2012
Impact Dance Co. did their interpretation of Hailey’s life through dance. For over 5 years now the founder of Impact dance company Meghan Mccaffrey had visions of Hailey Inspired dancers in her head. What a fine job she did! Her choreography was spot on and her dancers did an unbelievable job at manipulating their bodies to capture Hailey’s unique and quirky movements that are characteristic of her affliction with Cerebral Palsy. She even seemed to include some of Hailey’s involuntary movements in a whimsical fashion with style and grace embracing her challenges and raising awareness of C.P. When the dancers first learned that they would be teaming up with Hailey, they watched videos of her everyday life, they included Hailey in numerous rehearsals and they researched Cerebral Palsy. The education they got was life changing and Hailey’s smile, her grace and total sweetness touched the heart of each dancer in the company. Impact Dance Co. or leave a comment below.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
"Team Long Brothers"
By: Jenny Long
My wants are not everything.
My wants are not much.
It doesn't take much to feel my touch.
The touch of my hand that needs you.
Needs you to understand my everything's.
The everything's that exist in my world.
The world of a listener, something not like you, the talker.
A world of stares and assumptions,
Assuming I know nothing of the causal whispers being passed around almost as casually as my faded jeans and sneakers, that fit perfectly over the braces that help my feet work more like yours.
Your wants don't even come close to my needs.
See in your world wants and needs get taken for granted, not here will they.
My needs come before my wants.
My need to be accepted,
to be understood,
So will you want to understand my world more before you need to pass judgment on me?
My want is of that.
For my everything; Cayden
I will fight for your everythings!