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Organizer extends thanks for DAW walk

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Editor:

 I wanted to take a moment to say “thank you” to all the supporters who came out for the fourth Annual Disability Awareness Week Walk. This year we had a total of 52 people in attendance and 37 walkers. We raised over 800 dollars for our foundation which helps people with disabilities purchase special equipment or essential necessities that they can not afford on their own. Every year our organization provides funding for the Special Olympic team so they can participate in an organized sport. We also help families purchase special equipment like wheelchairs, communication tools, wheelchair ramps, or even help them on expensive hospital bills. A special thanks goes out to the following people: Samantha Abercrombie, Shelia Chowning, David Weed, Nicole Weed, Margaret Walker, Larry Duke (WIKI 95.3), Tami Booth, Patrick Booth, John Booth, April Harmon, Jodi Shepard, Ben Smith and the Sherriff‘s Department, Jeff Moore (News Democrat), David Hill (Madison Courier) and Jamie Kinman. Everyone who came to the walk, left having made new life long friends. The adults and children who attended that have disabilities will never forget your act of kindness. That was their special day and for the first time in their life, you made them feel important. It was awesome seeing people drive down Highland Avenue and stop their vehicles to show respect or honk their horns to get our attention. Once again, thank you a million times over and we hope you will make this a family tradition. We look forward to seeing you every year.

Amy Hewitt

Disability Awareness Week
President and Founder