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Lorinda Bye Is Making the Final Drop in a Wheelchair!

August 10, 2017

Lorinda does Drop Zone in a wheelchair!

Calgary, AB – On September 6, 2017 an elite group of brave participants, including our 2017 Easter Seals Ambassador, Lorinda Bye, will step out of their comfort zone and Lorinda will do all of this in a WHEELCHAIR! All superheros will rappel off the roof of the Sun Life Tower in Downtown Calgary, in support of Albertans with disabilities and medical conditions.

Lorinda Bye is proof of the amazing work funded through events like the Drop Zone. “Easter Seals Alberta has helped me out so much since I became a paraplegic.” Lorinda says, “Through the Give a Kid a Lift partnership I have been able to gain my independence back in my home. I have also been able to go back to university with the help of the Easter Seals Alberta scholarship program.

Lorinda wants to raise $2000.00 for her rappel, but says she is “hoping that [she] can exceed [her] goal”. From personal experience, Lorinda can tell you that “going over the edge [is] the biggest obstacle! But once you overcome that and you start rappelling it is so much fun and a crazy adrenaline rush!” When asked about Lorinda’s most daring experience so far she talked about bungee jumping. She said “My sister surprised me with a bungee jump for my birthday and it was definitely an unforgettable experience!

You can watch Lorinda’s team, the PubShed Warriors, rappel on September 6th! All participants will receive specialized training prior to the event, and will be raising a minimum of $1,100 in pledges to support Easter Seals Alberta. Funds raised during the event will support Albertans living with disabilities and medical conditions through mobility equipment, recreational and residential programs.

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Jess Heinrichs

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Did You Know Part 1

In 1951 Canadian Mothers began marches such as one led by Canada’s first female Cabinet Minister, Ellen Fairclough, MP for Hamilton West. As a result of their efforts, the research of Dr. Jonas Salk was well funded, creating the historic made-in-Canada cure for polio. Today, Easter Seals Alberta funds vital programs and services for adults with disabilities and special needs.