Addie is Leading the Way!

Grandview kid, Addie and her family have enthusiastically participated in RUN AJAX for the past few years. With the event getting postponed this year, they jumped at the chance to get involved in the GET ACTIVE CHALLENGE in support of Grandview Kids.

Addie has set her goal to walk 15km this summer, which is the distance to her grandparents’ house.

Addie usually uses a wheelchair for longer distances, so she’ll complete her challenge a little bit at a time.  She’s already more than half-way to her goal, and she’s currently a TOP FUNDRAISER for this challenge (yay Addie!). If the challenge finishes with her as the top fundraiser, Addie will receive a $250 Visa gift card as her reward.

Addie walks with her respite worker

Grandview Kids is such a good place to support,” says Addie’s mom, Leisa. “Addie was diagnosed with ASD at Grandview when she was 3 and since then has received OT and PT, and Speech. I’ve also benefited from parent workshops and more recently, from social work help. I would credit our social worker Mandy for improving our family’s dynamic during this pandemic!

Addie all smiles in the summer sun