Joshua David Fisher age 11.

Benefit for a local Disabled Student

My Son Joshua Fisher is 11 years old and was born with a Developmental Disability. His arms didn't fully develop in utero. He doesn't have an ulna or elbow joint in either arm with 90 degrees or less extension capability. Josh's right hand consists of a thumb and pointer finger with little palm. His left hand is two fingers fused together with little palm. Joshua is a very high spirited young man with a bright future. He has been adapting very well, we have found that he struggles most with keeping up with the pace in school. Joshua can write and is capable to do so, the stamina most have is cut into 1/3 of what Josh can do at one time. Joshua starts to cramp up and gets excruciatingly sore after 20 minutes of writing and has to stop and take a break. This causes him to get behind and makes catching up seem beyond his reach. He is a very smart boy and enjoys everything that a normal 11 year old would. The use of a laptop and special programs for use at school and at home to keep up with his studies would relieve some of that extra pressure ha has had to circum. We are very proud of Josh and all he has overcome. Joshua takes charge and figures things out. He would say "I can figure it out", sure enough I would turn around and he would have done it. This kid deserves a chance and with this Charity Benefit of a spaghetti feed and silent auction/auction through the Eagles #2229 in Toppenish we are hoping that we can raise enough money to get him the equipment he needs. We are still in the need of items for the silent auction; those who would like to donate can reach Brandy Halverson at 509-457-2494 or Pam Kuntz 509-865-2229. For monetary donations Central Valley Bank has an account for Joshua/Josh Fisher. The Benefit will be on November 15th, 2008 at the Eagles #2229, 515 S. Division Street, Toppenish WA 98948. The Spaghetti Feed will start at 6:00 pm the cost will be $8.00, People can bid on the items in the silent auction starting at 4:00pm. We would appreciate any and all the help that we can get. Please come join us at the Benefit for a Better Education for Joshua Fisher.

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