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Monday, September 13, 2004
Strengthen The Good
The Strengthen The Good network has chosen The Brent Woodall Foundation For Exceptional Children (STG link) as this month's charity. This Foundation is certainly worthy of our attention and support. I hope everyone will follow the link and see what they're all about. Here's what they have to say on their front page:
In the events of September 11, 2001 the world lost many exceptional individuals who would have gone on to do countless good for their families and friends, for their employers, and in some cases for those less fortunate than themselves. Brent Woodall was someone whose spirit and dreams must not be forgotten. In addition to being a star in the classroom, on the athletic field and on Wall Street, Brent had a commitment to children that went beyond the qualities that make a great husband and father. Young men in their prime rarely discuss wanting many children themselves or wanting to help less fortunate children achieve excellence, but Brent himself was exceptional in that regard and he and his wife Tracy were determined to fulfill that promise.
Though Brent did not have the opportunity to meet his own daughter and though he can no longer carry on his duty to his family and his mission to help children, Tracy Woodall has dedicated herself to combine her specialized training and experience in working with Autism with the grit and determination that won her All Ivy League honors in Volleyball as Captain of her Columbia University team to keep the promise she and Brent made one another through the Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children. The Foundation focuses on using Tracy’s expertise in Autism and visibility with the media to raise awareness of Autism and further to provide education, training and financial support to families with autistic children to better equip them to be more self sufficient and effective as parents. By taking a targeted approach through the Foundation’s Pilot Outreach Program, the Foundation can help those families where the impact can be the greatest so donations are most efficiently utilized, and also add much needed research on the effectiveness of cutting edge therapies including the platform Tracy has developed in her work at the New School.
Autism affects 1 in 250 children and can be devastating to a family of a child who is affected and we know little about its causes and do not have a cure. We do know that treatment can be highly effective, however, especially if focused on very young children and that is the Foundation’s focus area.
Please consider making a donation, hosting a fundraiser, volunteering or simply telling a friend so the Foundation can carry on Brent’s work helping children overcome obstacles to achieve excellence.