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December 20th: We’re Nuts About the Nutcracker!

Nuts About the Nutcracker partial adJoin us for the 11th anniversary of Nuts About the Nutcracker!  This holiday show is one of our major fundraisers and enables us to achieve our mission of helping children with special needs and their families. The performance incorporates contemporary music and all original choreography that includes ballet, tap and jazz dancing which captures the spirit of the Nutcracker but with a new look and feel.  This is a show your whole family will enjoy!

Saturday, December 20 at 12pm and 5pm
Ridgefield High School Auditorium
700 North Salem Road, Ridgefield

Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Online sales ended at midnight on Friday, 12/19.

Thank you!…

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Sami’s New Bike!

Last week we were thrilled to provide a local CT girl with a specialized bike which will help strengthen her legs (and might be fun too!).   Sami is an 18 year old who has had seizures since birth.  She is developmentally delayed and mostly non-verbal, but has a handful of words. She needs assistance with all aspects of daily living skills.

SamiSami is mobile but over the past few years her knees have “collapsed” inward requiring physical therapy and exercise.  The bike we purchased will be a highly motivational and effective way to strengthen Sami’s legs in the proper alignment.

One of Sami’s favorite places to use this is at the mall, where...

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A New Wheelchair for a Very Special Boy!

In the summer of 2013 the Foundation was pleased to purchase a wheelchair for Eduardo, a six year old RMATMF Eduardoidgefield boy who was born with SMA Type 2.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is characterized by progressive muscle weakness from degeneration and loss of the lower motor neurons in the spinal cord and the brain stem nuclei. Poor weight gain, sleep difficulties, respiratory complications, joint contractures and paralysis are common complications. There is no cure.

Despite his diagnosis, Eduardo is just like his first grade peers. He loves Legos, museums and art. He plays baseball with the Holland League, rides horses at Pegasus and swims.  He has a beautiful spirit and...

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