May 2021 Homeward Bound Newsletter

Dated: May 13 2021

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We made it to May! This year as I write about Mother's Day I am overwhelmed with feelings of love and gratitude. As I get older, I realize more and more how special the day is.

Time reveals, in fact, just about every caring Mother is a Wise Woman. I can see why we carve out a special day each year to acknowledge Moms. So here is a shout out to all Mom’s – Happy Mother’s Day!!

For ALL those whose Mom is no longer with us, may you remember the best about them. In addition to that, there are also many who never knew their Mom due to unfortunate circumstance. I bet someone played that roll in their life and they too deserve a Happy Mother’s Day!

Regardless, we can celebrate this Mother’s Day knowing Moms both here and no longer here are special in more ways than we can count.

Especially the Moms who are sitting right now by their Child’s hospital bed not too far from where I type this…You may recall my team and I are on a mission to raise $50,000 for CHEO this year. We do that by donating a portion of our income from home sales to this very worthy cause.

The Mom’s with kids being treated at Children’s are most likely NOT thinking about their special day this month. They are simply just being “Mom” doing what a real loving Mom does.

CHEO VIRTUAL GALA

This year's CHEO For the Kids Gala was filled with heartwarming moments that easily could have stuck with you long after the final curtain had fallen for the fundraiser. Whether it was watching a boy rise from his wheelchair to proudly demonstrate how he can walk, or a mother becoming overwhelmed with emotion as she realizes her hearing-impaired son can finally hear her voice.

The evening showcased the talents of children and youth who, despite living with physical and developmental disabilities, are learning new skills and reaching new milestones with the help of the development and rehabilitation program at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

The sold-out gala raised $185,000 to help children and youth supported by the Development and Rehabilitation program at CHEO. Thank you to EVERYONE who bought tickets to support such a worthy cause!

LIVING LOCAL

Virtual Canadian Tulip Festival: For those who live within walking or cycling distance to Commissioner’s Park, over 300,000 Tulips will be in bloom for a safe, strolling experience.

Rebels in the Kitchen: Online cooking lessons largely focused on Lebanese specialties, such as falafel, shawarma and kibbeh.

Broadway Workout: Broadway Workout classes are structured like a dance audition. You will spend the class learning original choreography to a popular Broadway song, perform it a few times by the end

Little Ray’s Nature Centre: This local animal sanctuary offers several “Zoo-Zoom” online experiences including private live tours, live shows, birthday parties and more.

A real estate company with experience, proven results and give back philosophy

This year, we are on a mission to raise $50,000 for the CHEO Foundation. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell.

So, when you or anyone you know buys or sells the place they call home with us, we deliver on our exclusive guarantees and award-winning service AND a very worthy cause benefits as well.

The reason for the headline is because 30 seconds is about all it takes to think about who you know that may be considering buying or selling the place they call home and to give us a call. If it is you, then awesome! If it’s a friend or family member, that’s great too!

I’ve added the photo again of myself along with a couple members of our team proudly holding up a check for $25,000, payable to CHEO. Our Goal last year was $25,000. Mission accomplished! With the help of our clients, I’m confident we’ll make our big goal of $50,000 this year.

The CHEO Foundation supports and helps the hospital provide a wide variety of pediatric programs, research, state-of the art equipment, medical and nursing education, and assistance for families in crisis. To this day, the initial goal is to have a special place that provides specialized care for children and youth. This remains a top priority for the families in eastern Ontario, western Quebec and beyond.

WHY I GIVE TO CHEO

Born, raised and growing up here in Ottawa, I have seen many things change. Many schools, residential and commercial areas are developing at a rapid pace; however, there has always and will always be a continuous need of support towards our hospitals.

There are however some in our community that for reasons beyond we can fully understand are experiencing real hardship. Circumstances involving vulnerable children who face sickness, disability, and illness who rely heavily on multiple health providers, hospitals, and equipment required at home and school environments. Thank goodness for the CHEO Foundation. Their mission is to further the physical, mental and social well-being of children and their families in eastern Ontario and western Quebec by raising, managing and dispersing funds.I have had the privilege of taking a tour and meeting sick and disabled children who need our help. It is for that reason, FEELY GROUP is a proud sponsor of the CHEO FOUNDATION and on a mission to raise $50,000 for CHEO.

CHEO touches the lives of over 500,000 patients and families each year. Funds raised by the CHEO Foundation supply extras that help the doctors, nurses, and staff provide the excellence in health care that our children and youth so richly deserve. What an amazing way for us to give back to the community.

We encourage you to visit their website at www.cheofoundation.com

 

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