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Dreams For Kids Changing the World...One Person at a Time
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One person can make a difference and create lasting change in the world. Your impact on a single person can result in a ripple effect felt far and wide. This is the true story of Dreams For Kids. It is a story of hope, empowerment, and transformation. During one of the most challenging times in human history, when so many people are seeking a sense of fulfillment and a reason to hope, this book gives you the inspiration to act and do your part..one person at a time.
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One person can make a difference and create lasting change in the world. Your impact on a single person can result in a ripple effect felt far and wide.

This is the true story of Dreams For Kids. It is a story of hope, empowerment, and transformation.

During one of the most challenging times in human history, when so many people are seeking a sense of fulfillment and a reason to hope, this book gives you the inspiration to act and do your part..one person at a time.

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Sailing Away from the Chair

How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world.

~ Anne Frank

As the summer winds begin to fade and the air turns brisk at night, there is more than just fall in the air—school is right around the corner. There is no better time than this to take a sail, way out on the expansive waters of Lake Michigan, along the fabulous Chicago Skyline.

Our annual day of sailing begins at Burnham Harbor, graciously sponsored by Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing.

Surrounded by the largest of luxury boats and yachts, the kids throw a line in the water and try to catch that elusive fish. We are not counting on the catch to be our lunch, so a barbecue at water’s edge is the order of the day.

Near the end of lunch, the kids suddenly become quiet and still as the adaptive sailboats, six in all, approach the pier.

The sailboats are large, but the type that allows you to touch the water if you lean over the side, an experience some of the kids will have that day. Each boat is also equipped with special chairs to strap in kids who do not have the ability to hold themselves upright.

This particular day was an especially beautiful one, with a slight breeze on calm waters, the sun periodically breaking through passing white clouds. As we loaded up the kids onto each of the sailboats, I got into the last boat and remember thinking how perfect the sky and landscape appeared.

As the parade of boats left the harbor, I could not help but smile at the sight. Six boats full of the most excited and happy kids you will ever find, sailing toward the free and open waters of Lake Michigan.

As the large boats from the harbor passed alongside of us, their captains waved, smiled, and said "Hi."

As the winds caught our sails, the kids cheered. As we sailed away, the sun broke through the clouds and was shining brilliantly. I turned back, and will always feel blessed that I did, for there was the most beautiful and breathtaking sight...a pier full of empty wheelchairs.

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About Tom

Tom Tuohy is the founder and president of Dreams for Kids, a global youth empowerment organization, and author of the critically acclaimed book, Dreams for Kids, Changing the World...One Person at a Time.

 

Tom attended DePaul University and...

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