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Week of March 10, 2003
Easter Seal poster child cares for others
By RAMON GONZALEZ
WCR Staff Writer
Todd Davison, a six-year-old Grade 1 student from Bishop Savaryn School, has been chosen ambassador of the 52nd annual Easter Seals Campaign in support of children with physical disabilities and chronic disease.
Todd, who has cerebral palsy and can only speak through a special communication device, was chosen because he is a "very enthusiastic and caring little boy," said Easter Seals director Jodi Zabludowski.
"We are delighted that Easter Seals has chosen Todd as well as our school to kick off the Easter Seals 2003 campaign," said Edmonton Catholic Schools' spokesperson Lori Nagy.
As ambassador, Todd represents Alberta Easter Seals at all official events. His photo, as well as posters with his image, will be used throughout the campaign.
"We will have lots of pictures of him at our events and in places that support us," Zabludowski said.
Todd kicked off the 2003 campaign March 7 at Bishop Savaryn School. The campaign, which seeks to raise $300,000, runs until May 26. Last year, more than 200 Albertans of all ages were provided with more than $621,000 worth of equipment to extend their independence and mobility. This year, there are requests for assistance totaling more than $173,000.
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