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Teacher Asks Community To Help Reward A Deserving Student

Teacher Asks Community To Help Reward A Deserving Student

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Speech therapist Jennifer Thorsen works with a lot of wonderful children, but one of her young students has made such an impression that Thorsen knew she had to find a way to put her in the spotlight.

Danielle Sulaski just turned 8 over the weekend and she celebrated with two cakes, one for her birthday and one for Easter. If she is lucky, and the community rallies behind her, she may be celebrating with a trip to an amusement park for special needs children.

Danielle, a student at Georgetown Elementary School in Indian Prairie School District 204, has cerebral palsy, but she doesn’t let that hold her back. It is her determination that led Thorsen to nominate Danielle for a contest where she may win a trip to Morgan’s Wonderland, an amusement park in San Antonio, Texas that is accessible to all children, including Danielle.

Thorsen learned of the contest through an e-mail from We Are Teachers, an online resource for educators. The site sponsors the contest annually and student who gathers the most votes wins a trip to the amusement park.

Right now Danielle is in need of many more votes to win the trip and Thorsen said she is hopeful that the community will support Danielle, voting to make the trip possible for her. (more)

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Article by Mary Ann Lopez, Naperville Patch | Read full article here

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