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Bassie
BY Bassie

Why I signed up as a PowerWalker

Our family has been looking to participate in some form of selfless giving for quite some time.  Over the last 5 years, we’ve lived in Atlanta, GA, Stamford, CT and now West Bloomfield MI. As a result, we have not been able to settle into a community long enough to find that special place to give of ourselves and get behind a group of people that are onto something very special.

We’ve moved around a lot, but in the three years that we have been here, I am happy to say that even without my family close by, I feel like this is home.  I find that the people I’ve met and become friends with are some of the most giving and gracious people I have ever known.  And when recently meeting a few people at the Friendship Circle, I got the same feeling.  I had heard about what a wonderful place the Friendship Circle was, but it wasn’t until I experienced it that it instantly found a place in my heart and I knew that it would become a part of my life.  During my tour through this amazing venue, I saw first-hand how the Weinberg Village, and the entire place itself, changed the lives of many amazing children with special needs.  It’s not everyday that these individuals get to engage in real-life experiences in a safe, comfortable environment without judgment.  The kids were having so much fun while learning valuable life lessons and feeling good about themselves.

I have a husband and three sons and our oldest son has had speech / motor delays since birth.  Now he is 5 and thanks to early intervention is doing great.  Through my personal experiences, I have met many other amazing families that have and can benefit from The Friendship Circle.  FC is so important to our community, Michigan and its surrounding areas and I know first-hand what a difference this place can make in the lives of children with special needs and their families.  It has touched my heart and I want to join in on the efforts to raise the money they need to continue their life-changing programs.  I am really honored to be a Power Walker in The Walk for Friendship and hope others will join me in becoming one too for this important day!

To learn more about being a Power Walker and Walk4Friendship please visit www.walk4friendship.com

Bassie

Written on May 12, 2010 by:

Bassie Shemtov founded Friendship Circle together with her husband Levi. Bassie is always looking for ways to enhance the lives of children with special needs while providing relief to their families and empowering teen volunteers.
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