Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day 351: Donated To The Mentally And Physically Handicapped

My wife and I took Isla to go see Santa Claus at the mall, and as you can see in the above picture, she was not a huge fan of the big jolly guy in the red suit.  I held her hand as she walked towards him, and when she was about 5 feet away, she froze in place.  She moved in to full fledged meltdown after I placed her in Santa's lap, so the picture had to be taken pretty quickly.  As Lindsey was trying to calm her down, I went to the front to pay for the picture.  While I was paying, I noticed a flyer for a group called Adventure in Movement for the Handicapped.  When I got home, I researched the group further and they are dedicated to helping "mentally challenged, visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically handicapped, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, severe behavior disorder (SBD), severe behavior handicap (SBH), autism, the geriatric population, and other children and adults with special needs reach their highest potential through the AIM method."  In light of everything that happened in Newtown, I felt it necessary to help a group like this.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I donated to AIM for the Handicapped. 

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