The 2015 Easter Seals Society of PEI Campaign Goal is to raise $130,000 for Islanders with Disabilities.
You can become a Supporter by making a donation, attending an event and letting others know about this year’s campaign goal. Help us fulfill our commitment to fully enhancing the quality of life, self esteem and self determination of Islanders with disabilities.
If you could donate to a host of local charities that help Islanders with disabilities with just one donation…would you?
2015 Ambassador – Jacob MacNeill
Jacob MacNeill, 2015 Easter Seals Ambassador
My name is Jacob MacNeill.
I am 13 years old and in Grade 7 at Birchwood Intermediate School. Before that I went to Parkdale Elementary. My mom and dad are Andrea and Gardiner. I have a younger sister Ali. We live in Charlottetown. I also have a pet cat – Kitty.
I love music and like to dance. I play the drums and guitar and go to hip hop dance at Dance Virtuosa.
I also play basketball and enjoy going to Storm games. I love to swim.
I am happy to be chosen as the Easter Seals Ambassador – to travel across the Island to visit schools and other events. My theme is:
“BE YOURSELF, EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT“.
Although I have Down Syndrome, I want to be involved in things that I like. It means a lot to me that I am welcomed in many activities that have not had someone with Down Syndrome or a disability involved before. My school basketball team has included me as a full team member. The dance studio was happy to include me in their classes. I go to the Boys and Girls Club each day after school and I have lots of fun participating there. I am a member of the Minecraft Club at school.
I like taking part in these activities and it is really great that most people look at what I can do and let me try, rather than just deciding I can’t do it. I know some times it means more work for the people involved and I want to thank them for helping me. I wish that others would do the same thing. It would mean a better world for everyone.
I hope you will help me have a successful year as your Easter Seals Ambassador!