Terry would be so proud…
As someone who loved a challenge, Terry would have been the first person at the Brantford Terry Fox Run finish line to fist-bump Luca as he completed his first ever fundraising walk this year. Luca is deafblind – but like Terry, he’s a pretty hard guy to slow down.
Participating in the Brantford Terry Fox Run was an It’s My Life SMART goal for Luca, devised by his Intervenor Services team with input from his parents. The goal reflected Luca’s love of the outdoors and being out in his community, the desire to give back to his community and being involved in a fundraiser.
Luca spent months preparing, creating flyers to put up in the Resource Centre and in the community to educate others about the charity event. He also canvassed for donations with the original goal of $200. He ended up raising a remarkable $578.
A super cool touch … Luca, roommates Daniel and Dorell, and Tamara had T-shirts made with Terry Fox spelled in American Sign Language for the event.
Thank you to the Canadian Deafblind Association of Ontario for the photos.