Lee Highsmith–Turning Disability into Ability

Lee Highsmith, Challenged Child and Friends

Some children appear to be different from others we see. Customarily, people might refer to them as crippled or handicapped. Yet those terms refer to a child’s limitations. Fortunately, there’s an organization that takes a more positive outlook. That’s reflected in the name: “Challenged Child and Friends.”

What a privilege I had–interviewing Lee Highsmith, Director of Development and Marketing for this group, for “The Communication Corner,” my Tuesday morning interview program for WBCX, 89.1 FM, “The Voice of Brenau University.”

Affiliated with Challenged Child and Friends as a staff member since 2004, Lee spoke with great enthusiasm about its service to children and their families. Included in our conversation:
*How the group originated
*Special services for parents, such as “Respite Night”
*Major public events the group sponsors
*The $25,000 challenge grant opportunity from McDonald’s
*Medical services provided
*Interaction with other area nonprofits
*Integration between typical children and challenged children
*Vital role of volunteers
*Inspiring stories of children who live triumphantly with their limitations
*”Summer Sensations” program

HEAR LEE HIGHSMITH’S INTERVIEW
Just click the arrow below in the Podcast section of this blog page, located just above the Audio MP3 lettering.

CONTACT LEE TO LEARN MORE AND PROVIDE GIFTS AND SERVICES

Her e-mail address: mailto:lhighsmith@challengedchild.org

Her phone: 770-535-8372 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              770-535-8372      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              770-535-8372      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Web site: http://www.challengedchild.org

Challenged Child and Friends welcomes visitors, special events participants, volunteers, and contributors. Ask about the challenge gift incentive from McDonald’s.

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