At Centra Cam I have a learning board. Every month I make a different poster. This month I made a poster for Terry Fox because the Space and Science Center in Edmonton has a whole exhibit about Terry Fox’s’ life. So when we did my poster we went on the internet and we looked at Terry Fox’s story. Terry had cancer and had to have his leg amputated when he was 18. He then ran across the country at 22, well almost, for the Marathon of Hope. He ran 3, 339 miles across 6 provinces. Terry Fox was important to me because he told us you can do anything, and that anything is possible even though you might not have the best mobility or be sick. I want to tell people that even though I have Cerebral Palsy I can do almost anything, it might be harder but I make it through these everyday challenges.
We also did a poster on drugs last month. Centra Cam had a police officer come in and do a presentation on drugs and why they are bad for you. I knew this officer because he was my aide in highschools son in law. He also taught me D.A.R.E in grade 7 and 8. My poster had information about different types of drugs and why they are not good for you to take. It also taught that medicine has to come from your doctor or a pharmacist, so you can not take anyone elses, because it can make you more sick.
Every week on Thursdays at Centra Cam we do a drumming circle. This is held inside or outside depending on the weather. If it is inside we have a sensory room where we play. I really like drumming because it makes music and makes me happy. That is why I am so excited to join the SingAbles choir, because I love music and singing. I have a feeling it will be a great experience.