Friday, August 31, 2012

Please vote for Takiri

Please vote for Takiri  if you have a facebook account.

My thing is I most want to be walking and running without my crutches. I have cerebral palsy, it affects the muscles in my legs which is why I need crutches to help me get around. Horse Riding helps my muscles and balance

I do not know Takiri until today when I was told by friends about this New Zealand $10,000 AMP Scholarship when they asked me to vote either for them or their family. I went into the facebook and saw Takiri's page. 

It is just so strange that I should post a photo of the black and white swing for my Friday Shootout Meme. It is almost uncanny that this photo attracted most comments. 

Future Equestrian
Help Takiri so he can play on this swing.

Throughout September all People’s Choice Scholarship applicants are judged by their peers – the applicant with the most votes takes home a $10,000 AMP Scholarship!
Over the last three years the People’s Choice Scholarship has become the most popular part of AMP Scholarships. And this year it’s going social.
Make sure you check out all the applicants and vote for the Kiwi you think has got what it takes! Every vote counts, so make sure to tell, share, tweet, blog, txt and email everyone you know to get them involved in showing their support.

Visit the View Applicants tab and browse for your favourite profile, then click ‘vote for me’. All voting for 2012 will be through Facebook.
Voting closes at 11.59pm on September 30, and the winning People’s Choice applicant will be announced on October 3 (after being contacted by AMP).

We’re all about helping Kiwis ‘do great things’ from rocket-building to taekwon-do to opera singing. With more than $1.5 million awarded across the country over the past 14 years, our scholarships have helped aspiring Kiwis do outstanding things in their fields. Find out more.

However, as I read Takiri, I sense that life must go on. Andrew is gone with his funny legs, but I can do something for Takiri with his funny legs so they no longer be funny. Takiri wants to go on to Para Olympics. If you have a facebook account, will you help me vote for Takiri.
As I first wrote, I do not know Takiri, I do know two students and a friend who have cerebral palsy. I encouraged one of them, one day, you will be in the Para Olympics, and I will be cheering for you.
Ann said...
Hi JariLyn,

I have to post my comment here again. and I will do a post separately. It is just incredible.

But what made me go OMG!!!! I have done it again. It is your comment on my swing b & w photo, and the spirit. I suppose you know that my baby died 22 years ago. I went back to the hospital, and took photos of the playground. All empty equipment. It was only after I went home, and much later, it was poignant. Your comment is another. Thanks so much.

Go!!! Takiri. I am getting all my friends to route for you.

Eddie Low has recorded 23 albums and many singles. He has been entertaining audiences around the world for more than four decades and although he has received many musical accolades he says one of the highlights of his career was being asked to write a song for disabled people. Having grown up with the stigma of a disability himself, Eddie says he felt very strongly about the song he wrote, “I am Me”, which has been adopted by disabled people around the world as an anthem for acceptance.

Eddie Low sings 'I Can't Stop Loving You' & 'I Am Me'.

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