Author: Anita Draper

Paying it Forward with Nathan

Here we have Charity Focus’ dreamer turned advocate, our very own Nathan Manners, who came up with a fundraising campaign to help the foundation that made his dream into a reality.
Nathan has cerebral palsy, but he has always wanted to go around biking in his neighbourhood. In his case, he needs an adaptive tandem bicycle which also happens to be way too expensive for his family’s current financial situation. This fact had Nathan check his resources and prompted him to reach out to Charity Focus. In turn, we did our best to make his dream come true.
This experience did not only bring Nathan happiness, but it also gave him…

You Can Do Anything!

Amy had just turned ten, and she is more determined than ever, even when she had just been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Her muscles will progressively weaken as time goes on, but her dreams keep her strong and focused.
She truly believes she can still do anything she put her mind into, and she’s been meaning to do something really amazing – swim with dolphins!
Meeting and being close to her favourite animal was at the top of her dream list. However, animal parks weren’t designed to be wheelchair accessible, so the staff was not comfortable with her plans. This rejection saddened her, but this made her explore her …