Some Of The Special Kids Who Have Scheduled Cruises Or Fishing Trips With Captain Dave ************************************** . . . A set of nine year old
triplets, who lost their mom when they were babies; and whose dad lost his
eight year battle with leukemia in April of 2012.They now live with their aunt and uncle in a house
with seven children . . . .
. . . . A terminally ill preschool
boy, who is confined to a wheelchair with Krabbes Disease.He smiled broadly as a fish his dad caught wriggled
before his eyes . . . .
. . . . Two brothers, whose
father has been serving in Afghanistan; and recently their mom and their dad
(who they haven’t seen for three years) have divorced . . .
. . . . A 7th grade girl, whose
is legally blind.She has very thick
glasses and a monocular around her neck for reading, but she never stopped smiling
that day . . .
. . . . Four brothers and
sisters, ages eleven through sixteen, whose mom left the home with no warning
and now dad are mom are involved in a painful divorce . . . .
. . . . A fourth grade autistic boy who cries,
pouts and gives up when things become too hard for him, was thrilled when he learned
he could bring a friend aboard . . . .
. . . . A teenage boy and
girl, who tragically lost their dad when they were little and then lost their
mom a few years ago to a sudden unexpected illness . . . .
. . . . Many different autistic
children and children with Down’s Syndrome who have smiled happily and beamed
proudly as they steered the boat under full sail . . . .
. . . . Two abandoned orphan boys from China. One with a
cleft palette and the other a heart defect. They refused to get off the boat at the end of
the cruise . . . .
. . . . A
seven year old boy from Louisiana with sacral agenesis who has never known his
real dad. He has gone through extensive spinal reconstructive
surgery. People from his home town raised the money to get him
up here for a cruise . . . .
. . . . A
severely handicapped, wheelchair bound, seven year old girl with a traumatic
brain injury who began to smile, move and dance with joy in her chair as she
sensed the rocking and moving of the boat and the breezes from the lake . . . .
. . . . A fourteen year old girl whose doctors said she would be
blind, deaf, dumb and never walk when she was born, but who has proven all of
them wrong and grown up to do all of those things and also compete in the
Special Olympics . . . .
. . . . Numerous children from single parent and/or blended family
homes who have never known their real mom or dad. Or who only get to see them occasionally . . .
. . . . A ninth grade girl with leg braces on both legs steered the
boat proudly under full sail. She also participates
in figure skating and has appeared in ice shows . . . .
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