Quinn Hawley is an 11-year old girl born with cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t slow her down!
Quinn is a dynamo who enjoys physical activity, being outside and exploring new opportunities as much as possible.
Quinn’s family first heard about Easter Seals Nova Scotia through the IWK Rehabilitation Clinic while inquiring about an adaptive stroller — a specialized piece of equipment that would allow Quinn and her family to access their community to the fullest and support her in participating in more outdoor recreational opportunities that are currently limited.
Inclusion is an important part of every child’s quality of life, as well as their growth and development. Easter Seals Nova Scotia strives to help all individuals feel completely included.
Through our Assistive Devices program, Easter Seals Nova Scotia was able to provide Quinn and her family with this specialized stroller at no cost.
“Although this stroller is primarily for Quinn, it will greatly benefit our entire family by creating more accessible options for outings, physical activity, and cultural and learning opportunities. Currently these activities provide too much stimulation for Quinn to be able to focus on her balance and walking, and increase her risk for falling. Therefore, not only is Quinn missing out on these opportunities but so are our other children,” says Quinn’s mom, Natasha.
“This stroller will empower Quinn to be more independent in how she learns, plays, and explores. This gift has changed the lives of our entire family.”
Quinn also participates in the Easter Seals Nova Scotia Learn to Sledge Hockey program every Saturday morning. Neither of these programs receive any government funding whatsoever.
“It’s been amazing to find programs like “Learn to Sledge” that are geared towards Quinn and our family. It helps us all feel included. We are so very thankful for the sense of community it provides.”
Easter Seals Nova Scotia serves thousands of families like Quinn’s each year; but, this would not be possible without the continued generosity of our donors.
A donation to Easter Seals Nova Scotia is a donation of inclusion, independence, family support and hope for the future. I hope you will consider supporting us with a financial donation today, so that we can continue to support more families like Quinn’s.