Break the Silence

Imagine if you woke up one day and you could no longer speak or write.  You were basically bedridden, unable to move your limbs to walk.  You were aware of what was going on around you, but you could not tell anyone.  Now imagine that there were assistive communication devices that could help you to communicate.  That you could use your eyes to communicate with your family - your parents, your children. BUT now you are faced with the reality that that device is expensive and something neither you nor your family can afford so you must now spend the rest of your life in silence.  Imagine that there are organizations that could help you get a device, but you are not considered a priority because they only have a few devices and there are other people that the organizations believe will benefit much more from the device than you will.  So they are not even willing to try.  That is the reality for Shawn.   So he lies in silence.  We hang onto the belief that there is kindness in this world and there are people with the means to help who will reach out. Many already have and we appreciate their support.  Kindness is spreading.  Eventually it will reach Shawn and he will have the chance to try to communicate again.  With his children.  With his family.

If you are looking for a new book to share with that special little someone in your life, please consider purchasing one of my picture books. All proceeds go towards the purchase of the communication device for Shawn. Kindness is spreading.

Donations (43)

  • Patricia Moore
    • $10 
    • 4 yrs

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Dawn Doig
Abbotsford, BC
Lily Young

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