Jennie Deagle Dream Fund grants first two wishes

Jennie Deagle Dream Fund grants first two wishes
Jennie Deagle’s Wall of Dreams that will record names of recipients
Boy on horse
Nikola Pasaj

By Kaitlyn Clark

The Haldimand Press

CAYUGA—The Jennie Deagle Dream Fund (JDDF) is helping make two dreams come true in its inaugural year.

Established in 2018 by Community Living Haldimand (CLH) in Cayuga, the first recipients of the fund are Nikola Pasaj and Brittany Hamelin. Nikola will be attending a one-week Carousel Stables Riding Camp in August for his dream, and Brittany is receiving a specialty accessible swing in her backyard “so that without support, she can enjoy something she loves to do”, said Heather Furtney, JDDF committee chair and CLH board member.

The fund was started to help people with intellectual disabilities pursue lifelong dreams and goals with a one-time grant up to $5,000. It is in honour of the late Jennie Deagle, who “was instrumental in the creation and ongoing growth of Community Living Haldimand over many years,” said Furtney. “Her dedication to and ongoing vision for Community Living Haldimand was remarkable!”

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