Incredible News! Capes for Kids Update!

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Incredible News! Capes for Kids Update!

Tags: Alexander, Capes for Kids, Holland Bloorview , All abilities

  Not only did Alexander reach his personal fundraising goal, but Capes for Kids crushed its goal!  Last week, 725 fundraisers came together to raise over $630,000 (and counting!) for kids with disabilities! That’s nothing short of remarkable.     I'm in awe of the overwhelming support we saw for Capes for Kids this year. Because of the support of my fr...Read More

Thank you Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Thank you Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt

Tags: Author, Thanks, Presentation, Toronto Tracy Schmitt

Thank You @unstoppabletracy for your incredibly inspiring presentation today. I'm a huge fan and can't wait to bring you to my son's school. We are going to read your book together. Thank you also to @chrisdunlop for bringing Tracy in as I know I wasn't the only one blown away by this amazing human. #hugefan #unstoppabletracy #noexcuses #allabilities #inclusi...Read More

Alexander's First Hockey Game

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Alexander's First Hockey Game

Tags: Hockey Game, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, Downtown, All Abilities Holland Bloorview

Alexander's  first hockey game was unreal. The staff at Scotiabank Arena were so incredibly kind and accommodating. Not only did AJ get to watch the leafs go on to the ice, we literally sat behind them the entire game! Oh, we were also sitting across from the legendary #chrishadfield, and to top it off our good friend #domenicprimucci was sitting right behin...Read More

Join Forces with Capes for Kids

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Join Forces with Capes for Kids

Tags: Capes for Kids, Holland Bloorview, All Abilities, Alexander

  If you know me, you likely know my larger than life 13yr old son, Alexander James Morrison. Alexander was born with Cerebral Palsy, more specifically, Cerebellar Hypoplasia- a neurological condition in which the cerebellum is smaller than usual or not completely developed. When AJ was officially diagnosed, at 10 months via MRI, we were told he would likely never talk, walk or really be ab...Read More

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXANDER!

By: Mary Jo Vradis

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXANDER!

Tags: Birthday, 13, Robosushi, Superhero

A great day celebrating my son Alexander's milestone 13th birthday today. If you haven't seen the play #comefromaway, go one of the best plays I've seen in a long time. Also checked out #robosushi, surprisingly quite good and the kids loved it. The first picture will be the page for our upcoming #capesforkids fundraiser for @hollandbloorview, where Alexander spent...Read More

Feed it Forward Team Gathering at Brickyard Bistro

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Feed it Forward Team Gathering at Brickyard Bistro

Tags: Feed it Forward, Food Security, Zero Waste, All Abilities, Eliminate Food Waste, Reduce Reuse Recycle

Even 30 cm of snow could not stop the Feed it Forward team from finally gathering for one night to break bread and celebrate our accomplishments in 2018. Even though learning to work as a not for profit has been a massive learning curve, and we have definitely had our struggles, the fact remains, we've made a difference and we've impacted lives. There is still so much work to be done but w...Read More

Winter Edition of the Toronto Events/Home & Garden Online Magazine!

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Winter Edition of the Toronto Events/Home & Garden Online Magazine!

Tags: Winter, Toronto, Home & Garden, Online Magazine

Please enjoy the Winter Edition of the Toronto Events/Home & Garden Online Magazine!  Find delicious recipes, quick and easy home spruce up/decorative tips, and fun winter festivities! We always welcome your feedback, please let us know if there is anything you would like to see in future editions. As always, for all your Real Estate needs or for information on how to start building y...Read More

Alive Experience - Costa Rica

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Alive Experience - Costa Rica

Tags: Alive,Experience, Costa Rica

  My recent trip to Costa Rica was truly one of the most positive, unique, memorable and eye-opening experiences I've had the pleasure of being a part of. I'm grateful to have shared this opportunity with some of my best friends but to have also been in the presence of and befriended a whole new tribe of some pretty outstanding people. Thank you Zark Fatah for all the effor...Read More

On Christmas Day 201 Feed It Forward did something amazing...

By: Mary Jo Vradis

On Christmas Day 201 Feed It Forward did something amazing...

Tags: Feed It Forward, food security, volunteer, Christmas dinner, food waste,

    On Christmas Day 2018, Feed It Forward did something amazing... we fed over 4,000 people. Help us thank our sponsors and volunteers who made this happen! Thank you Stef Bradley for everything you did to help make this happen.  I absolutely love working with you. Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, Jennifer Bilkey Schultz Burton Keith Burton Ben Scholes Socrates Apalla...Read More

Capes For Kids

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Capes For Kids

Tags: Capes For Kids, Ambassador, Variety Village, Volunteer, Holland Bloorview

    Alexander in his role as ambassador for the upcoming campaign @HollandBloorview Capes for Kids this March 2019. ? Below is Alexander's Capes for Kids 2019 Profile You know that feeling of anxiousness you get as a roller coaster slowly goes up that first hill? How you feel a lump in your throat as it creeps up to the very top?  Twelve-year-old Alex loves that feel...Read More