Taylor Hanson2013-2017 Ambassador

Thirteen-year-old Taylor Hanson lives in Burlington with her parents John and Alisson and eight year old brother Nolan. She enjoys spending time whenever she can with her grandparents in Oakville and St. Catharines. Taylor is an outgoing person who does not let Cerebral Palsy stand in her way. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, participating in school clubs, public speaking, swimming, and most of all playing sledge hockey. She says in many ways she is a lot like her friends, except for the fact she wears ankle-foot orthotics, uses a walker ,and sometimes canes or a wheelchair.

For the past two summers, Taylor attended Easter Seals Camp Merrywood. She always has lots of fun making new friends, participating in camp programs, and trying new activities. She especially enjoys the water activities including kayaking, sailing, and swimming. She’s even been white water rafting on the Ottawa River. She says the 10 days at camp fly by, and on the very last day it’s very sad to leave her new friends and such a wonderful place. She is anxiously counting down the days until this summer’s camp experience.

Taylor is entering her final year as a Friends of We Care Ambassador. She looks forward to getting to know more of you and spending time sharing her stories and experiences. Her hope is to help provide a better understanding of how a simple camping experience benefits children with disabilities in so many ways. Taylor says Friends of We Care is a truly amazing organization which helps kids like her focus on their abilities rather than their disabilities.