COMMUNITY LIVING CHATHAM-KENT BRINGS HOPE
Community Living Chatham-Kent believes in discovering dreams and connecting lives. Ebony Vandenbogaerde of Chatham is learning to discover new dreams as she navigates her next journey. Ebony was treated to remove a rare tumor in her spine in May, which has left her paralyzed from the waist down. Since this time she has spent months between London and Toronto hospitals recuperating from the surgery. This past weekend was Ebony’s first visit back to Chatham since her initial surgery.
The daily costs associated to transport and provide the needed resources for Ebony are growing, explained Maria, Ebony’s mother. Renting an accessible vehicle to bring Ebony home comes with a price tag.
From proceeds of Community Living Chatham-Kent’s 3rd Annual Food Crawl, we were delighted to donate $1,000 to Ebony to assist in offsetting some costs the family is incurring.
Ebony (center), her mother Maria, and family members were presented with a cheque by Angela Corso, Community Relations Manager. The Annual Food Crawl held on July 19, featured a collection of savory items from various restaurants in Chatham-Kent. This night was a fantastic opportunity to try new foods, mingle with a group of friends, and celebrate summer!