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Introducing the 2017 Northern Alberta Youth Ambassador

March 28, 2017


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Easter Seals Alberta Introduces 2017 Youth Ambassador For Northern Alberta


Edmonton, AB – Past and present supporters attended the Easter Seals Spring Kick-off Campaign on Monday, March 20th at City Hall. Ade Adebolu, the Youth Ambassador for Northern Alberta in 2016 passed the torch to the 2017 Youth Ambassador. Elisheva Ausfresser, 10 years old, is the new Ambassador for Northern Alberta. She lives in Spruce Grove and attends Elmwood Elementary School in Edmonton.

Elisheva has Crohn’s disease, and this past year she attended Camp Got2Go at Easter Seals Camp Horizon. She does not let her medical condition stop her from fulfilling her life’s dreams and goals. She is extremely athletic, and attends hockey camp throughout the school year and plays the position of goalie. At Camp, she really enjoyed the swimming pool, giant swing and climbing wall. By attending Camp, she realizes that she is not the only one who has Crohn’s.

Elisheva loves animals, and her dream one day is to be an animal behaviorist. Elisheva, in the future, would like to see more people donate to causes to help others like herself with medical conditions. She would like there to be more places like Camp Got2Go at Easter Seals Camp Horizon so that other children around the world can attend this type of camp.

As Elisheva says: If you don’t stand up for what you believe in, nothing will ever get better.”

For opportunities to meet Elisheva in person, or to interview her, please contact Jodi or Darla listed below.

For more information please contact:

Jodi Zabludowski
Director, operations
Easter Seals Alberta
Ph. 780-429-0137 Ext. 307
Fax: 780-429-1937
Cell: 780-914-5951
Email: %21knehAd%60rudsrd%60mr/%60c/b%60
Website: www.easterseals.ab.ca

or:

Darla Zuk
Events Manager
Easter Seals Alberta
Ph. 780-429-0137 Ext. 308
Fax: 780-429-1937
Cell: 780-267-0707
Email: %21e%60sm%60Ad%60rudsrd%60mr/%60c/b%60
Website: www.easterseals.ab.ca

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