Best Day Foundation Introduction


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Best Day Foundation enables children with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through safe, fun, adventure activities which stretch their limits, expand their true potential, and connect them with diverse populations in their community. Current activities include: surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking and snow tubing.

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Best Day Foundation Introduction

  1. 1. Creating Special Days for Special Kids…<br />
  2. 2. “The look of freedom in his eyes is one I will remember forever… Best Day afforded my son a chance to be just a boy; not a boy with special needs...”Ian’s Mom Rena<br />
  3. 3. “That day at the beach changed Michael&apos;s life... Michael felt so welcomed and confident... Michael who usually doesn&apos;t talk much, was so proud to say, when asked, &quot;I went surfing!” Everyone there looked in amazement, it encouraged all kinds of conversation, broke a lot of barriers that people usually find hard for some reason to break… Best Day is offering something special, different, just what these kids need...a breath of fresh air...Love & Thanks with all our hearts.”<br />Michael’s Mom Michele<br /><br />
  4. 4. “You all helped with putting my mind at ease to actually let her go surfing!!!”Nicole’s Mom Michele<br />
  5. 5. “When I first saw the Best Day website, and looked at the smiles on the children&apos;s faces, I started crying my eyes out, they all looked so Stoked!<br />I new right then that volunteering for Best Day Foundation was something that I had to do, finally, a way for a surfer to ‘Give Back’!”Kerry, Best Day Volunteer<br />
  6. 6. “Danny&apos;s last words to me tonight before he put his head on the pillow were: &quot;I rode a big one today. It was sooo fun&quot;<br />His medal is hanging by his bed, not far out of reach...I think tonight he will be dreaming of surfing...<br />I will be dreaming of his smile that stretched ear to ear.”Danny’s Mom Tricia<br />
  7. 7. “Mr. and Mrs. Guinan could not stop saying this was the best day of Molly&apos;s life.”Special Education Teacher, Pat Luko<br />
  8. 8. “Marisa and Alyssa want to get together with us again to see Christopher... Opportunities to engage with other children are a wonderful thing to help promote his social skills.!”Christopher’s Mom Jeanne<br />
  9. 9. “ThomasJohn loved it. He would have surfed all day if he could have.”ThomasJohn’s Mom Vicki<br />
  10. 10. “I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful day you have given my twin girls...Everyone was so helpful and wonderful with all the children...We Love You ALL!”Jenny & Audrey’s Mom Denise<br />
  11. 11. “It was truly an incredible experience… I&apos;m hooked for life.”<br />Corrine, Best Day Volunteer<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li>5.2 million US kids and teenagers have a physical or mental disability.US Census Bureau
  13. 13. 31% of children with limitations were reported to be sad or depressed, compared w/ only 17% of children without limitations. National Health Interview</li></li></ul><li>You can make a difference…<br /><ul><li> See more
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