One of our younger volunteers, Genevieve Miceli, will be performing as a clown in the Nutcracker with the Classical Ballet Company of Western New York at Lockport High School. We are very proud of our talented Genevieve!
SABAH volunteer, Molly Reinhart , is serving in the Peace Corps in Madagascar. Follow her blog here:
By the time Justin and Cody Cwiklinski were a year old, their parents realized something was amiss. Neither boy was sitting up, rolling over or crawling when other babies were.
MRIs and CAT scans revealed that the twins both had cerebral palsy. Justin had a stroke in utero. And Cody, their parents would learn, is legally blind and has epilepsy.
Doctors told Lisa and Chuck Cwiklinski, of Cheektowaga, more than a decade ago that their twin boys would never be able to talk or walk.
So when the 12-year-old twins on Saturday morning crossed the finish line of the Heritage Centers Foundation 5K run in downtown Buffalo, the moment seemed like something approaching a miracle. Continue Reading
SABAH Program Helps Special-Needs Skaters Achieve Goals
By Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz, special to U.S. Figure Skating Online
Jean Coyle remembers her daughter Emma’s first skating experience with SABAH as almost her last.
“When the volunteer skate fitter tied up Emma’s skates for the first time, all she did was cry,” Coyle said. “I didn’t think we’d go back, but after our tears subsided and we had a week to think, we returned, put the skates on and hit the ice.
“That has been where we’ve been every Saturday morning from September to March for the last 16 years.”
Video and article from WKBW ABC-TV in Buffalo
Hundreds of Western New Yorkers have had the benefit of participating in the SABAH program.